Columbia Journal is an annual literary magazine founded in 1977. We're based at Columbia University's MFA Writing Program in New York City.
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- Response time: up to six months*/Editor reported data124 days*Chill Subs tracker stats
- Acceptance rate: / 0%*Chill Subs tracker stats
Accepts simultaneous submissions
Accepts previously published
Nominates for prizes
Active on social media
Available in print
Provides contributor copies
Has examples online
Offers expedited response
Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee
Max pieces: 3
Max words: 5000
Max pieces: 10
How to submit
Your name, a short (300 words or less) bio should be included in the cover letter.
No specific eligibility requirements
Poetry: Your submission should be in a DOC, DOCX, or PDF file format. Translation: Your submission should be in a DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, or RTF file format. Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced, with numbered pages. Poetry may be single-spaced, but each poem should start on a new page.
Please note that we require writers to submit letters of consent from the original author or their estate to our email, email@example.com, alongside submissions. We will be independently contacting writers if a translated piece is accepted by our staff. You may re-publish your work that appears on the site after 60 days, and we ask that you credit us in future publications.
Submissions in multiple genres are okay. Eligibility: If you have studied at or taught in the Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program at any time in the past five years, you are ineligible to submit your original work. The best way to get a sense for what kind of work we are interested in is to read recent fiction, poetry and nonfiction on our website and to read the most recent print issues of Columbia Journal, copies of which you can order online.
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*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 848 days
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