Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines:

Out of Many Magazine is looking particularly for multi-cultural work that features diverse characters. However, while our goal is to advance underrepresented voices, we publish primarily on the basis of quality, regardless of an artist’s background. So tell us a story we haven’t heard before, something that surprises us.

Submissions for the online journal are accepted year-round. Quarterly issues have deadlines that can be found here.

Content will either be published directly to the online journal or accepted for publication in one of our quarterly issues. If you want to submit to only one of these options, please make this clear in your submission.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We accept reprints as long as you inform us in the submission.

Send all submissions to

In the header, include your name, type of submission (fiction/poetry/non-fiction), and the title of your piece.


While we prefer that you copy and paste your piece into the body of the email, we also accept attached word documents (doc or docx). Please include a brief bio in the body of the email as well.


We accept fiction submissions up to 7,000 words.

Send only one story at a time unless you are sending flash fiction (under 1,000 words), in which case you may send up to three.


We accept up to 5 poems of any format, length, and style.


We accept essays, reviews, commentary—anything well-written, well-informed, and insightful.


Send up to three pieces of art (photography, illustration, etc) as individual jpeg attachments to

In addition to consideration for online publication, these submissions will be considered for cover art of individual issues as well.


Unfortunately, at this time we cannot pay contributors, but we hope to change this in the near future.


Contributors retain all rights to their work and are at liberty to publish their pieces elsewhere. However, if a writer does republish a piece, we ask that he or she include a courtesy credit stating that the piece first appeared here.