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Nonfiction

Poetry

Review

Translation

Art

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Lit Shark Magazine is a celebration of marine life, conservation, & inclusive, accessible literature for all ages. We also offer a PAID Poem of the Month Contest, and we're starting a little sister magazine called Lit Pup Magazine for children and teen writers.

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    7 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    30% *
    Editor reported data
  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Action-Adventure, Crime, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller, Young Adult

We will accept one or several story submissions from a writer per issue, but the collection of pieces have to be 4,000 words or less in TOTAL. If you have another piece to submit, just hold it until the next issue! Easy peasy!

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Action-Adventure, Crime, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller, Young Adult

We will accept one or several story submissions from a writer per issue, but the collection of pieces have to be 4,000 words or less in TOTAL. If you have another piece to submit, just hold it until the next issue! Easy peasy!

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Review

We're actively looking for regular writing contributors on our site, including book reviewers and essayists interested in nature, travel, sustainability, green living, conservation, animal rescue, and marine life.

Translation

Max pieces: 5

Our team is originally from the Midwest US and has moved to Croatia, so we are especially interested in incorporating international writing and translation into our first issues of Lit Shark Magazine. We would need a copy of the original piece, as well as the translated version, so we can publish them side-by-side.

Art

Max pieces: 5

We're interested in artwork, photography, and literary comics to include in our issues of Lit Shark Magazine, on our website, and on our social media channels. If you are interested in contributing artwork, please email our Editor-in-Chief, McKenzie, at mckenzie@litshark.com, to discuss your interests and to submit a small portfolio for consideration.

Wtf is genre, send anything

Max pieces: 5

We love surprises and exploring new artforms, so if there is something you're proud of that doesn't fit into one of our categories, please email our Editor-in-Chief, McKenzie, at mckenzie@litshark.com, for consideration!

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We don't need anything fancy! Please give us your contact info and author bio, and please also note if your work has been previously published and if you have a preference for which issue your work appears in.

  • Eligibility

    All marginalized creatorsLGBTQ+ creatorsWomen and other marginalized gendersYoung creators18+Creators w/ disabilities
    Everyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, literary background, identity, or community, is welcome to submit! We are an inclusive, loving, and welcoming space, and we encourage you to become a part of our shiver (a body of sharks), the Lit Shark Community.

  • Formatting

    Word Doc or PDF, please!

  • Author's rights

    We accept previously published works, on the grounds that you provide us with all of the previous publication information so we can credit your work properly. As for us, if we accept your work, your work will appear in the next issue of our magazine, and we may also post it on our website or social media channels. The work is otherwise totally yours, as it should be.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

3

Total submissions tracked

3 days

Average response time

50%

Average acceptance rate

-

Fastest response time

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Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

3 days

12-month average response time

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About

Lit Shark is a welcoming & inclusive space for all individuals who call themselves a writer or dream of being one. All ages, backgrounds, publishing histories, & identities are welcome. With two literary magazines for aspiring & established writers to submit to, book reviews, author interviews, reso...

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Founded

2023

Country

www.litshark.com

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    Editor McKenzie Lynn Tozan avatar

    McKenzie Lynn Tozan

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Dragan Tozan avatar

    Dragan Tozan

    Operations and Technical Director

    Editor Beth Mathison avatar

    Beth Mathison

    Assistant Poetry and Prose Reader

    Editor Julie A. Dickson avatar

    Julie A. Dickson

    Assistant Poetry and Prose Reader