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Journal of the Plague Year

Literary Magazine




Literary, Journalistic, Irreverent Yet Oddly Serious

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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


Sub Genres: All / surprise us

essays that run the gamut from personal to very political Subject-based essays, memoir, etc. all good


No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    The basic idea: politics and art are a powerful combination We tie much of our coverage to the news, but we're hardly competing with The New York Times or the Washington Post. We're the second-day lede on steroids Send us your queries. If submitting an essay or poem, please attach it as a Word document.

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    Editor Susan Zakin avatar

    Susan Zakin


    Editor Brian Cullman avatar

    Brian Cullman

    West Village Editor

    Editor Blanche McCrary Boyd avatar

    Blanche McCrary Boyd

    Contributing Editor

    Editor William Thatcher Dowell avatar

    William Thatcher Dowell

    International Editor

    Editor Lisa Mednick Powell avatar

    Lisa Mednick Powell

    Associate Editor and Copy Chief

    Editor Maxine Chernoff avatar

    Maxine Chernoff

    Consulting Editor