Variant Literature Calls For Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $10)
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Variant Literature Calls For Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $10)

Variant Literature welcomes submissions from writers across genres, offering a platform for creative expression and exploration. 

With a focus on poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, they provide opportunities for emerging and established writers to share their work with a wider audience. Writers are encouraged to explore the opportunities presented by Variant Literature and share their unique voices with the world.

This article will delve into the submission guidelines, reading calendar, and payment details they offer.


Submission Guidelines For Variant Literature



  • Writers are advised to submit only one piece per submission period.
  • Submissions must be made through Submittable; email submissions are not accepted.
  • All work should be compiled into one file for submission convenience.
  • The editorial team at Variant Literature endeavors to provide timely responses, typically within two months.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but writers must promptly notify them if their work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Previously published works are not accepted.



  • There are no format restrictions for poetry submissions.
  • Writers may submit up to five poems, with a total length not exceeding 10 pages.



  • Fiction submissions should be limited to no more than 15 pages in total.
  • For very short story pieces, writers may submit up to three pieces within their submission.



  • Nonfiction submissions should also be limited to no more than 15 pages.
  • Like fiction, writers may submit up to three flash nonfiction pieces.




Variant Literature operates on a specific reading calendar to manage submissions effectively:

  1. January: Fiction & Nonfiction
  2. February: Poetry
  3. July: Fiction & Nonfiction
  4. August: Poetry



Variant Literature is a paying market, offering $10 per accepted piece.



Writers are advised to review the submission guidelines carefully before submitting their work to Variant Literature. While every effort is made to provide accurate information, writers are responsible for adhering to the guidelines and ensuring the suitability of their submissions. They reserve the right to make changes to the guidelines as necessary.


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