We look forward to discovering great literature and encourage all writers to submit their work. Literary Laundry rejects the belief that authors must pay in order to have their work read. We therefore require no submission fee.
Literary Laundry Competitions
Each issue of Literary Laundry is accompanied by a writing competition. All pieces submitted to us for review will be entered into consideration for our Awards of Distinction. We offer the following cash awards:
$500 for best poem
$500 for best short story
In addition to considering undergraduate works for the Awards of Distinction, we will also consider them for the following undergraduate awards:
$250 for best poem
$250 for best short story
Lastly, each issue of Literary Laundry will feature the work of one visual artist. The "Featured Artist" will receive an award of $100.
Submissions for our seventh issue are due December 15, 2012. There is no fee to submit.
The Vitalist Series
Literary Laundry also publishes hard-copy, book-length collections of poetry and fiction. Authors selected for publication will receive $500 in upfront payment. Submissions are due April 1 of each year. There is no fee to submit.
See the submission policies below for further details.
Literary Laundry Submission Policies
In order to submit work to either the journal or the showcase , authors must subscribe to Literary Laundry and create an account with username and password.
Last, but not least…
Literary Laundry wants to help promote your writing. Periodically, we will nominate works published in our journal for consideration by:
- Best of the Net
- Best American Poetry
- Pushcart Prize
- Poetry Daily
- Verse Daily