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Aster Lit

Literary Magazine






An international literary magazine and writing community for youth and their writing. We accept both prose and poetry, and all submissions are considered for our Awards.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 weeks after close*
    Editor reported data
    40 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    4% *
    Editor reported data
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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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Excerpts of longer works (i.e. script, novel, etc) are also acceptable.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: , , , ,


Max lines: 100

Max pieces: 5

1-5 poems, up to 100 lines each poem. Please fill out the form once for each separate poetry submission.


Max pieces: 2

Up to 3,000 words each piece. We also accept excerpts of longer works

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Please write something in the body of the email (it doesn’t matter what; this is only because emails that only have a file attachment are often marked as spam). However, we’d love a short introduction and it brightens our day to hear from you—tell us about your inspirations behind your work, your day, anything!

  • Eligibility

    Writers must be 25 years old or younger.

  • Formatting

    Times New Roman 12 pt. font is preferred, formatted as a PDF.

  • Author's rights

    If your piece has not been previously published, Aster Lit receives First Serial Rights upon publication. If your piece has been previously published elsewhere, Aster Lit receives non-exclusive online reprint rights upon publication. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. Once published, you may submit your piece to other publications; however, we kindly ask that you credit Aster Lit as your piece’s first place of publication.

  • Additional info

    International submissions are allowed and encouraged, but writing should be primarily in English or accompanied by an English translation. Free submissions, with paid options for extra submissions and/or feedback.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

40 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

147 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 289 days

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An aster is a small flower that is often purple, pink, or white. Its name is derived from the Greek word ‘aster’ meaning star. Like an aster, we hope that this community blossoms and grows and that for each person who comes across it—whether as a reader or a writer—this place can serve as a reminder...

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    Editor David Chen avatar

    David Chen


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    Caroline Gao


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    Emma Zhang

    Managing Editor