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Epistemic Literary

Literary Magazine






Epistemic Literary is a fully-digital anthology series celebrating knowledge, connection, and growth through poetry and short fiction.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    Less than two months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    10% *
    Editor reported data
  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%



  • 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 - 1500 words max

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Accepting micro and flash fiction; up to three pieces for a total of 1500 words

Nonfiction (Creative Nonfiction)

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Maximum two pieces up to 1K words each


Max pieces: 3

Accepting up to three pieces, no more than three pages


Max pieces: 3

Accepting visual media of all kids as .jpg or .png -- Please note that only one piece will be selected and will be published as the issue cover.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter needed, but please provide a short bio.

  • Eligibility

    We accept submissions from a diverse population of writers as we hope to include the stories and literary perspectives that will expand our communities and bring understanding through the written word. In an attempt to make publication accessible for all, we will never charge a fee for submission and welcome questions. As such, we are a non-paying publication. If there is an obstacle keeping anyone from submitting, we hope you will reach out so we can remove such impediments.

  • Formatting

    Doc or docx preferred, but let us know if this is an issue

  • Author's rights

    All published work will be archived on epistemiclit.com, but all rights remain with the author. If we wish to nominate your work for awards, you will be notified.

  • Additional info

Managed by editors

Submission calls

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    Editor Kristin Houlihan avatar

    Kristin Houlihan


    Editor Melissa Ruth Rotert avatar

    Melissa Ruth Rotert


    Editor Genalea Barker avatar

    Genalea Barker

    CNF Editor