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Grey Hands Literary Magazine

Literary Magazine





Grey Hands is a literary magazine publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction written by foster youth


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

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  • Response time:
    3-4 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    From the editors

    We allow reprints if the author is the copyright holder. In that case, please send previous publication history in the submission form along with confirmation of permission from the original publisher

    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

    From the editors

    Sent to contributor one day before public release

  • 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


Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 2

Please submit one piece up to 10 pages long


Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 2

Please submit one piece up to 10 pages long


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 2

Please send up to 5 pages

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please indicate foster care history in your bio. This helps us ensure we are only publishing work written by foster youth. This information will not be shared with anyone outside of the magazine.

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic groupAll marginalized creators18+Young creators
    We only accept submissions from foster youth, former foster youth, and anyone with lived experience in the child welfare system (wards of the court, juvenile hall, orphans, TAY or EFC, etc). We welcome content from people of all ages, races, genders, ethnicities, sexualities, class, rural/urban, and religious backgrounds.

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We reserve the right to republish accepted work in future anthologies. Authors retain the right to publish the same piece elsewhere after publication in Grey Hands

  • Additional info

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    Online Magazine


    Winter Issue


    Deadline: Dec 9, 2023

    A Gift You’ve Never Gotten


Grey Hands is a literary magazine for foster youth by foster youth. We publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction written by youth in and out of the child welfare system. The purpose of Grey Hands is to provide a space that elevates, inspires, and encourages foster youth to share their story, ...

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    Nick Vasquez