Forum Magazine is looking for original works of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Memoir, Essays, Comics, Photographs, Paintings, Etchings and more—anything literary or artistic!

Spring 2021 Submission Deadline

Friday, February 26th

All accepted work will be published online and potentially in a forthcoming print edition (TBD due to COVID-19 precautions)

Up to three (3) written work submissions are allowed per author, per genre and up to 10 visual art submissions per artist.

Please send only one submission per email.

Submissions must be sent as an attachment. Submissions copied/pasted into the body of the email will not be accepted.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please inform us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not publish previously published work.

  1. Be sure to include the title, writing genre, and your first and last name in the subject line. 

For example: Train Dreams_Fiction_Denis Johnson

    1. The genres you should use are:*
      1. Fiction
      2. NonFiction or Non-fiction or Essay
      3. Drama or Screenplay
      4. Poetry or Poem
      5. Visual Art
        1. For Visual Art pieces, also include the medium of your submission in the subject line.

For example: Vibrating Happy Robot X_Visual Arts_Acrylic on Glass_Pete Doolittle

*For video submissions, please see below for more details.

  1. Fiction and nonfiction should not exceed 3000 words and must be in TXT, RTF, DOC, or DOCX format, double spaced in 12 point font. Excerpts from larger pieces are welcome.
  2. POETRY must be submitted as a PDF file.
  3. Visual Art submissions must be either JPG or TIF format (vector art can be a high-quality PDF), and pixel dimensions must be NO LESS than 1600 x 2400.
    1. In most cases, art will be printed in black and white.
    2. For a piece to be considered for the cover, it must have pixel dimensions no less than 2400 x 2400.
  4. Video submissions can be about any subject at a maximum length of 10 minutes. Only two submissions  are allowed per person. Form and guidelines can be found at here.
  5. Attachment titles should follow the same convention as the email subject line:
    title_art medium/writing genre_first and last name.extension
    For example:

Train Dreams_Fiction_Denis Johnson.doc

Vibrating Happy Robot X_Visual Arts_Acrylic on Glass_Pete Doolittle.tiff

  1. In the body of your email include a short bio (50 words max).
  2. We do accept written submissions in other languages besides English if it is accompanied by an English translation.

Email submissions to

Notifications for acceptance will be sent in mid-late April. Unless you notify us in writing by March 18th, 2021, submission of work constitutes an agreement to publish your work in the print edition and/or our blog.

If one or more of your submissions are accepted for publication in Forum and we are able to print, you will be offered a complimentary copy upon publication.

5 thoughts on “Submissions

  1. Our poetry professor said she thought you’d extended your submission deadline to today? Is that true? If so, what time is the cutoff?

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