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Encephalon Journal

Literary Magazine

Wtf is genre, send anything

Encephalon Journal latest issue

A youth-led journal devoted to publishing and honoring the voice, craft, and originality of emerging writers, artists, and scientists


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 day - 6 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    20% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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

    From the editors


    What's that?

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

Wtf is genre, send anything

Max pieces: 5

While we consider all submissions, Encephalon Journal especially gravitates towards pieces whose topics focus on workings of the brain or mental health.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter needed. Submit a biography with your full name at the beginning, e.g.: John Doe is a writer from California…

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Single file for poetry and separate files for prose. No particular format required.

  • Author's rights

    Upon submission, you grant us first rights. Once the issue is published, all rights return to you.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

67 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

57 days

Fastest response time

86 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 142 days

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Submission calls

    All genres



New Latin for "the brain," Encephalon is a youth-led art and literary journal. It is devoted to publishing and honoring the voice, craft, and originality of aspiring writers, artists, and scientists. We publish original fiction, non-fiction, poetry, research essays, and all forms of visual art. Est...

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    Editor Norah Nguyen avatar

    Norah Nguyen


    Editor Isabelle Iloreta avatar

    Isabelle Iloreta

    Deputy Editor

    Editor Sonja Xie avatar

    Sonja Xie

    Art Editor

    Editor Jasleen Bajaj avatar

    Jasleen Bajaj

    Prose Editor

    Editor Anshi Purohit avatar

    Anshi Purohit

    Poetry Editor