Thank you for your interest in Fugue! Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions are accepted here on Submittable only; please send no more than five poems, two short-shorts, one story, or one essay per submission. For reviews, we accept pitches or completed pieces via email--see guidelines at https://fuguejournal.com/general-submissions. 

General submissions will reopen in August 2022. 

We welcome, center, and encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, queer, and trans folks, writers of color, and disabled writers.

Thank you for ordering Fugue! 

Some quick notes:

  • Our current print issue is Issue 62 - Spring 2022
  • Our second most recent print issue is Issue 61— Fall 2021
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  • If ordering the "Bundle" option, please specify which back issue you'd like to include in the "Notes for Us" section below.
  • The following back issues are out of print:
  • Issue 53 - Summer/Fall 2016
    • Issue 45 - Summer/Fall 2013
    • Issue 43 - Summer/Fall 2012
    • Issue 41 - Summer/Fall 2011
    • Issue 40 - Winter/Spring 2011
    • Issue 39 - Summer/Fall 2010
    • Issue 36 - Winter/Spring 2009
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Send us your risks and outcasts, your vulnerable, transparent, and revealing constructions. Send us your resistances, spells, and curses. Send us your poems that embrace the unknown, your poems from monsters and to monsters. We want freshness—the poems that disrupt language, startle, surprise, and engage with the world like no other.

We’re invested in poetry as an inclusive space—we want to uplift and honor work from poets of underrepresented socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexualities, races, and ethnicities.

Please send 3-5 poems with a maximum submission length of 10 pages. Send all poems in one document. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file.

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Send us the stories that need to be out in the world. The ones we couldn’t ask you to send us, because we don’t yet know we need them. Whether you’re trying something old in a way we haven’t seen, or something new in a way that feels immediately classic, we want to read the stories you make essential: the voice that we can’t get out of our head, the off-kilter narrative, the questions that don’t have ready answers. Surprise us.

We are especially eager to be a platform for voices that are consciously, unconsciously, and systemically underrepresented.

While we love reading stories of all lengths, it is more difficult to make space for anything over 15 pages in Fugue. Please attach your story as a .doc or .docx file.

Finally, we know the anxiety of submission; we are grateful for your trust and look forward to reading your stories.

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We are looking for essays that experiment, that take formal risks and let the language lead. We like literary nonfiction of all sorts—from personal essay to flash and hybrid works—but we especially enjoy a clear voice, genre-bending sensibilities, surprising language, and attention to the twists and turns of intellection. In any case, we are looking for a compelling narrative of inquiry and discovery, one that makes us think.

We welcome, center, and encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, queer and trans folks, writers of color, and disabled writers, and we hope to include both established and new voices in our pages.

Thank you for your submissions—we look forward to reading your work. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file.

**If our submission fee presents financial hardship, please use this free submission option. This option is available to all and operates on an honor system. Fugue aims to create and participate in a literary community of integrity; please join us.**


Send us your risks and outcasts, your vulnerable, transparent, and revealing constructions. Send us your resistances, spells, and curses. Send us your poems that embrace the unknown, your poems from monsters and to monsters. We want freshness—the poems that disrupt language, startle, surprise, and engage with the world like no other.

We’re invested in poetry as an inclusive space—we want to uplift and honor work from poets of underrepresented socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexualities, races, and ethnicities.

Please send 3-5 poems with a maximum submission length of 10 pages. Send all poems in one document. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file. Submit only one piece to us total, across all genres in a given submission period. Any additional submissions will be withdrawn. 

**If our submission fee presents financial hardship, please use this free submission option. This option is available to all and operates on an honor system. Fugue aims to create and participate in a literary community of integrity; please join us.**


Send us the stories that need to be out in the world. The ones we couldn’t ask you to send us, because we don’t yet know we need them. Whether you’re trying something old in a way we haven’t seen, or something new in a way that feels immediately classic, we want to read the stories you make essential: the voice that we can’t get out of our head, the off-kilter narrative, the questions that don’t have ready answers. Surprise us.

We are especially eager to be a platform for voices that are consciously, unconsciously, and systemically underrepresented.

While we love reading stories of all lengths, it is more difficult to make space for anything over 15 pages in Fugue. Please attach your story as a .doc or .docx file. Submit only one piece to us total, across all genres in a given submission period. Any additional submissions will be withdrawn.

Finally, we know the anxiety of submission; we are grateful for your trust and look forward to reading your stories.

**If our submission fee presents financial hardship, please use this free submission option. This option is available to all and operates on an honor system. Fugue aims to create and participate in a literary community of integrity; please join us.**


We are looking for essays that experiment, that take formal risks and let the language lead. We like literary nonfiction of all sorts—from personal essay to flash and hybrid works—but we especially enjoy a clear voice, genre-bending sensibilities, surprising language, and attention to the twists and turns of intellection. In any case, we are looking for a compelling narrative of inquiry and discovery, one that makes us think.

We welcome, center, and encourage submissions from Black, Indigenous, queer and trans folks, writers of color, and disabled writers, and we hope to include both established and new voices in our pages.

Thank you for your submissions—we look forward to reading your work. Please attach your work as a .doc or .docx file. Submit only one piece to us total, across all genres in a given submission period. Any additional submissions will be withdrawn.

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