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Peninsula Arts Magazine

Literary Magazine









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Publishing literary and visual arts focused on themes of Michigan's nature, the outdoors, and the environment. Print and online.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    60% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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

    Peninsula Arts Magazine only accepts work not previously published in formal outlets, journals, blogs, and magazines. We do not exclude work that has been published independently, via the contributor's personal website or social media, from our review.

    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

    From the editors

    Provide a single print contributor copy for free local pickup in Southeast Michigan (arranged between Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Monroe) or shipped via contributor-paid shipping

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction (On issue theme)

Max words: 2300

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Action-Adventure, Experimental, Fantasy, Gothic, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, wtf idk

Please submit no more than two pieces for our review. We rarely publish more than one fiction piece from the same author per issue.

Nonfiction (Creative Nonfiction)

Max words: 2300

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: , , ,

Please submit no more than two pieces for our review. We rarely publish more than one longform piece from the same author per issue.


Max lines: 100

Max pieces: 4


No specific limitations


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 2

Audio (Music)

Max pieces: 3

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    See published pieces on our website for bio examples at

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group
    Only accepting work related to Michigan's environment. Authors from outside the state are welcome to submit work related to time spent with nature in Michigan (we do not have a residency requirement) but our themes should be clearly reflected in your submission.

  • Formatting

    Please send all writing as a .pdf, .doc, or .docx file.

  • Author's rights

    Importantly, you will retain all copyright over your work, but you allow Peninsula Arts Magazine to publish and use it in perpetuity. Specific language from our publishing contracts: In consideration of the Peninsula Arts Magazine publishing the Work, and effective upon signing this form, I grant the Peninsula Arts Magazine a non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, perform, and display the Work or portions of the Work, and to sublicense others to reproduce, distribute, perform, and display the Work or portions of the Work in electronic media, including, but not limited to electronic publication in perpetuity, social media, computerized retrieval systems, as well as periodicals, journals, and other forms of print and electronic media. In the event that authors, publishers, compilers of educational material, or other interested parties wish to print all or part of the Work, Peninsula Arts Magazine will not grant permission without prior consent from the Contributor.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

57 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

26 days

Fastest response time

57 days

Slowest response time

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Peninsula Arts Magazine publishes works of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction as well as a wide range of visual arts related to themes of Michigan's natural world and our experiences with it. Accepted pieces are published in a quarterly print issue and concurrently in the online journal. Peni...

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