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BreakBread Literacy Project

Literary Magazine








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After many years of leading the Young Writers Workshop at the Kenyon Review, teaching high school, and publishing his own writing, W. David Hall founded BreakBread Literacy Project: a series of linked programs dedicated to cultivating creatives under the age of 25.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    We will send print contributor copies to any U.S. postal address.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Sub Genres: All / surprise us


Max pieces: 2

No more than four pages or about 1500 words.


Max words: 4


Max pieces: 4


Max pieces: 4


For comic submissions, please provide a storyline pitch and up to five pages of sequential art for comics that have a clear beginning, middle, and end. We currently accept: Short-form comics – They may be up to 12 pages from beginning to end, with works over 6 panels only published online. Long-form comics -- A max of 20 pages of sequential art, from beginning to end, with works over 6 panels only published online. For submissions over 5 pages/panels, Art Editor Cara Echols will reach out for more if interested.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    We’re excited to get to know you and your work and look forward to reading each and every submission we receive. With that in mind, please keep your cover letters brief. The information we would like you to include is: Name, age, location Submission title, genre, wordcount (or number of poems/ number of visual pieces) A list of previous publications (within reason—if your list is lengthy give us the highlights!)

  • Eligibility

    Young creators
    creatives under the age of 25

  • Formatting

    Please double-space your work, use a standard 12 point font, leave a 1” margin on all sides, and number your pages. Include your last name and the page number in the upper right hand corner of each page.

  • Author's rights

    BreakBread retains First North American Serial Rights to published work. Those rights revert to the creative upon publication.

  • Additional info

    All young creatives whose work is accepted for publication will be asked to verify their age. If you are under age 18, we must have permission from your parent/guardian to publish your work.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

126 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

-174 days

Fastest response time

544 days

Slowest response time

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BreakBread Literacy Project opens doors for young creatives by teaching writing as a means of self-expression and self-determination, and training youth to envision art as a tool for social justice and systemic change. BreakBread provides a community where young creatives’ work can take root and gro...

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    W. David Hall