GRIST: THE JOURNAL FOR WRITERS is now open for submissions and reading from June 15, 2012 until September 15, 2012! Please visit our website for more information!
Grist is seeking work from both emerging and established writers, whose
work is of high literary quality and value. We want to see the best work
you have to offer, regardless of style, form, or content.
We read submissions between June 15 and September 15. We no longer
accept snail mail submissions. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable
as long as we are notified immediately if the piece is accepted
elsewhere. Please upload only one file: Combine poetry submissions under
a single file name. Please do not mix genres in the same submission. We
do not consider previously published work.
To help us continue running, we do charge a small fee (waived for
current and new subscribers) for submitting to Grist: The Journal for
Writers. The charge is $3 for 3-5 poems, 1 work of fiction up to 10,000
words, or one work of non-fiction up to 7,000 words. The $3 reading
fee is about the same as the cost of a regular paper submission and is
used to help us keep publishing a wide variety of the best national and
international creative and literary work available to us. We hope that
you will regard this fee as a convenience to you, the writers that keep
us going, while also serving as a sign of your support for the literary
art we all value so much.
The average response time is 2-4 months. If you have not received a
response after 4 months (excluding the summer months), send a query to
your genre's editor.
Submissions will be considered for publication in both the print and
online versions of the journal, but publication on the website does not
ensure print publication. Pay is two contributor’s copies plus reduced
cost on additional copies.
Grist is published each spring by the Creative Writing Program at the
University of Tennessee. In addition to many emerging writers, previous
volumes have included such writers as: Dan Albergotti, Sherman Alexi,
Dorothy Allison, Rane Arroyo, Ellen Bass, Richard Bausch, Peter Ho
Davies, Oliver de la Paz, Tom Franklin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Lyn Hejinian,
Richard Jackson, Fady Joudah, Dorianne Laux, Julia B. Levine, Lisa
Lewis, Joseph Millar, Danielle Pafunda, Ron Rash, Hilda Raz, Bobby C.
Rogers, and William Wenthe.