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We publish consciousness-forward fiction and thought. Send us short stories, creative non-fiction, critical essays, autotheory, and novel extracts in the revolutionary spirit of High Modernism. We want the most fearless, risk-adept writing we can find.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-2 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    10 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    3% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    2.58%*
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Pays$10

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    Digital

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors

    5

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Payment: $ 10

The most fearless, risk-adept, revolutionary writing you have. Word count is always flexible.

Nonfiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 10

Alongside traditional CNF, we're very interested in critical essays exploring literary theory and engaging in scholarship. Send us your work on craft and theory, researched+footnoted or not.

Review

Max words: 800

Max words: 1200

Payment: $ 10

We're interested in both traditional reviews and extended review essays of multiple books.

Interview

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 10

Translation

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 10

Especially interested in translations from the French.

Art

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 10

L’Esprit is open to submissions of original works of art, to be used as accompaniments to stories in each issue. They should be high-resolution, 300 DPI images, in black-and-white, and orientated in portrait or landscape. Please see past issues (beginning with Issue One) for a sense of the type of art we seek.

Photography

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 10

L’Esprit is open to submissions of original works of photography, to be used as accompaniments to stories in each issue. They should be high-resolution, 300 DPI images, in black-and-white, and orientated in portrait or landscape. Please see past issues (beginning with Issue One) for a sense of the type of art we seek.

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Payment: $ 10

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please include the following: Your name, and the title and genre (fiction, CNF, criticism, review, etc.) of your piece. A third-person bio, to be used as the contributor’s note should your work be accepted. Social media handles (Twitter and Instagram), if you’d like to be promoted online. An optional cover letter to introduce the work, yourself, or provide some context to your submission; please note that this in no way impacts the likelihood of publication. Finally, we would appreciating knowing how you found the journal (social, ad listing, database search, reference, etc).

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    For all submissions, please use Times New Roman or similar, 12 or 11pt., 1.5 or 2x line spacing, maximum two pieces per contributor per reading period. We prefer but do not insist upon footnotes over endnotes and Chicago style of citation.

  • Author's rights

    L’Esprit reserves all publication rights for each issue’s design and content, as well as for first North American publishing rights. Please note that work accepted for one of our full issues will be published in print, digital, and online formats. The journal also retains rights to use works for promotional and publicity pieces. We nominate for the Pushcart and other literary awards. Authors and artists retain their rights for future publication and use, but we ask that L’Esprit be credited with original publication.

  • Additional info

    Accept previously published Offer expedited response: reply within 72 hours for $5 Offer personalized response: 1-2 paragraphs $10; page $20 Multiple submissions (across genres or within the same genre; no more than two at a time) are welcome. We nominate for the Pushcart and other literary awards. We look for ambitious, voice-driven literary fiction and criticism that emphasizes consciousness and interiority in the Modernist tradition.

Tracker statistics

92

Total submissions tracked

10 days

Average response time

2.58%

Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

64 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 180 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

1.88%

12-month average acceptance rate

9 days

12-month average response time

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Submission calls

    Issue Five General Subs

    Open

    Deadline: Aug 31, 2024

About

L’Esprit was founded in February 2022, the centenary month of the publication of Ulysses. The journal was thus born in celebration of the literary revolution of consciousness represented by High Modernism, and seeks to publish work in that spirit. L’Esprit searches for fearless, audacious, innovati...

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Founded

2022

Country

US

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