Round Table Literary Journal

The Round Table Literary Journal is accepting submissions Nov. 1, 2020-March 1, 2021.

The Round Table Literary Journal is an award-winning, historic print literary journal now in our fifty-fifth year of existence. We publish literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art once a year. At present, we accept prose submissions under 3500 words.

Issue 55, 2021 Free


Closes on Monday, March 1, 2021 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (in 39 days)

Simultaneous Submissions: We accept simultaneous submissions; however, please let us know immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Rights: If your work is accepted, you're granting us First Serial Rights to showcase your work in our publication. At the time of publication, all rights revert back to the author. If you republish the work elsewhere, all we ask is that you please credit us as the first publisher.

Editing: We reserve the right to edit manuscripts for grammar or clarity issues without notification, if necessary. If a manuscript requires a substantial amount of editing, we will notify the author of such changes for review before publication.

Response Time: We'll try to get back to you as soon as possible about your submission. If you haven't heard from us in three months then feel free to query us; otherwise, please be patient. We are doing our best and giving each submission the attention it deserves.

Previously Published Work: We don't consider previously published work (this includes online journals, blogs, etc.)

Multiple Submissions: Please submit only one submission at a time and wait for a response before sending us another

Payment: Contributors are paid in one copy of the journal in which her or his work appears.

Please adhere to the following formatting guidelines when submitting work:

  • Name, email address, and phone number appears on the first page of the prose or poem
  • Prose is double-spaced and is in a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman)
  • Prose has page numbers (this doesn't apply to poetry submissions)
  • Artwork is submitted in a high-quality jpeg file