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Constellations: A Journal of Poetry & Fiction

Literary Magazine





Constellations: A Journal of Poetry & Fiction latest issue

a print literary journal, featuring poetry and short fiction

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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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    one copy

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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


Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

while we don't specify a length limit, generally speaking, the longer the piece is, the better it will have to be to justify its inclusion (most stories we publish are shorter than 2,000 words)


up to six pages of separate poems or one sequence


Max pieces: 3

in black and white


Max pieces: 3

in black and white

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Your cover letter should also include a short bio—no more than 125 words, and please don’t list more than three journals and three books as previous work. Choose the publications that tell people the most about you. The bio should be third-person and list your name exactly as you’d like it to appear in print.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    If your poems rely on specific formatting on the page, sending a PDF is the surest way to preserve that formatting for us to see and appreciate. Note that Constellations is printed in 12-point Times New Roman on pages that are 6 inches wide (4.5 inches usable width), so long poem lines may be wrapped and preservation of special formatting may not be possible.

  • Author's rights

    Because we need to be able to form a legal contract with any contributor to allow us first North American serial rights, all submitters must be 18 or older. (Copyright remains with the artist.)

  • Additional info

    Submissions for Constellations vol. 13 will reopen on March 15, 2023. We have a special interest in Cambridge/Boston writers, but all writers are welcome and encouraged to submit Payment at this time is one copy of the issue of Constellations in which your work appears.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

149 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

4 days

Fastest response time

293 days

Slowest response time

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Constellations is a print literary journal based in the Cambridge/Boston area, featuring poetry and short fiction. We seek writing that is fresh and resonant, and look forward to reading work from our local literary community as well as elsewhere.






    Editor Nina Rubinstein Alonso avatar

    Nina Rubinstein Alonso