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Last Leaves Magazine

Literary Magazine




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We believe that poetry is rooted in community. We know that sharing your work can be difficult, so we aim to provide a space where you can be proud of your words and revel in the words of others.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
    53 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    30% *
    Editor reported data
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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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • 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


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

No more than 10 pages total. We do accept prose poetry, though are very selective about the ones we take. Send us what you have, anyway! We love to read it all.


Max pieces: 5

Art & Photography fall under the same category; max 5 pieces of both (e.g., 5 art pieces, 2 art pieces and 3 photos, 5 photos, etc.)


Max pieces: 5

Art & Photography fall under the same category; max 5 pieces of both (e.g., 5 art pieces, 2 art pieces and 3 photos, 5 photos, etc.)

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Have fun with it! We're super casual when it comes to the cover letters and bios; we just want to know more about you! We don't count cover letters as a requirement towards submissions, either. They're just so we can get more of a feel for who you are, if there's anything you feel like sharing. If not, that's fine, too! We do ask that bios are 50 words or under and tend to prefer ones that aren't solely a list of previous publications.

  • Eligibility

    We welcome all poets and artists to submit their work! We're especially honored to publish the works of marginalized creators and are happy to include work from both emerging and established poets around the world.

  • Formatting

    We ask for poetry submissions in Times New Roman 12 pt. font (although preferred, we don't turn down a submission for sending something in Arial 11 pt.) with each poem starting on a new page. Art and photography: we ask you either send a .tiff, .jpeg, or .pdf file for each individual piece of work (i.e., don't put all art pieces in one PDF file, please).

  • Author's rights

    Authors published in our magazine retain full rights to their work to do with as they please following publication of the issue they're in. We simply ask for First North American Serial Rights and to be credited as first publication (i.e., "Work first appeared in Last Leaves Magazine, Issue X") in any future magazines, chapbooks, poetry books, etc.

  • Additional info

    Free digital versions of current and past issues available Has merch available, including stickers, cards, and sweaters Features published poems on Instagram via text posts and readings from the editors Print copies are available for purchase at Barnes & Noble and Amazon Patreon is available for people who would like to support extra and receive perks like expedited reading responses

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

53 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

22 days

Fastest response time

71 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 161 days, 12 days

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    Editor Cailey Johanna Thiessen avatar

    Cailey Johanna Thiessen


    Editor Kiera S. Baron avatar

    Kiera S. Baron

    Poetry Editor & Cover Design