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Litmosphere

A project of Charlotte Lit Press (see other related projects).

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It seems the literary journal world has become an immense and, too often, less than friendly landscape for writers seeking to find homes for their work. For that reason, we’ve envisioned Litmosphere as an oasis in the desert of long response times and impersonal rejection notes. As writers ourselves, we know submitters are putting real skin (thick or thin) into the game and deserve our full attention and respect. We strive to make meaningful connections with potential contributors, regardless of our ability to include their work in a particular issue. That desire to connect carries over to a preference for readers to more deeply experience authors’ voices by publishing together multiple pieces from the same writers. We are interested in work by all writers, and are particularly eager to receive submissions from those historically underrepresented in publishing. Finally, we’re committed to crafting a nourishing, visually appealing, easy-to-navigate journal.

Submission Caps: They may close to submissions early if they reach their quota. Check before submitting.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 5

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 500 words; Up to 4 pieces.
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction501 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: USD $50 per piece under 500 words, and $100 for above 500 words.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Dates:

Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 500 words; Up to 4 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction501 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: USD $50 per piece under 500 words, and $100 for above 500 words.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 3

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Professional payment. Details: USD $50.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Open

Dates:

Open to visual art submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUp to 10 pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment. Details: Up to USD $250.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Litmosphere Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 10 reports from 10 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported9 min | 9.8 mean avg | 9.0 median | 13 max days (1.3 std dev)
Responses100.00 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections100.00 % (9.8 avg. days per rejection) | 70.0 % personal, 30.0 % form, 0.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses0.00 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals-
Pending7 responses are pending (0 min | 12.9 mean avg | 14.0 median | 17 max days waiting | 5.8 std dev) from 6 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 17 Jul 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 08 Jul 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2024
Last Audited: 19 Jun 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 19 Jun 2024

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