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Psaltery & Lyre

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Flash Nonfiction

Poetry

Hybrid

Review

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Online literary journal publishing poetry, flash, creative nonfiction, fiction, and hybrid works that push the borders of scared and secular.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 3-6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    29 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.23%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

PaysNo

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

  • 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

Fiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

We value economy in language, and appreciate flash (limited to 1000 words), but will occasionally take longer works (up to 7000 words)

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, , , , ,

We value economy in language, and appreciate flash (limited to 1000 words), but will occasionally take longer works (up to 7000 words)

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, , , , ,

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Up to three poems, no more than 6 pages.

Hybrid

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

We love to consider all kinds of genre bending works!

Review

Max words: 1000

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 1

We welcome unsolicited reviews of chapbooks and full-length books, including poetry, novels, story collections, essays, etc. Please submit book reviews via email, not Google form (psalteryandlyre@gmail.com)

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All creative work should be attached as a .doc or .docx (if the form requires it, you may also use .pdf). Title the .doc or .docx “Genre- FirstNameLastName.” For example, “Nonfiction-JaneDoe.docx”.

  • Author's rights

    We acquire First North American serial rights, and rights revert to the author upon publication. We ask to be acknowledged in any future reprints

  • Additional info

    Please send only one submission to each genre per submission window. We are particularly interested in works that speak from a place of embodiment — the lived experiences that touch belief and doubt. We use these terms broadly and are interested in reading any work that may brush up against them. If you are unsure whether your work would be a good fit for P&L, check out our archive. We value economy in language, and appreciate flash (stories limited to 1000 words), but will occasionally take longer works (up to 7000 words)

Tracker statistics

47

Total submissions tracked

29 days

Average response time

3.23%

Average acceptance rate

8 days

Fastest response time

42 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 73 days, 66 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

31 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

    Closed

About

At Psaltery & Lyre, we want essays, stories, poetry, and hybrid works that push the borders of sacred and secular. We are particularly interested in works that speak from a place of embodiment — the lived experiences that touch belief and doubt. We use these terms broadly and are interested in any w...

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Founded

2016

Country

US

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Masthead

    Editor Millie Tullis avatar

    Millie Tullis

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Dayna Patterson avatar

    Dayna Patterson

    FOUNDING EDITOR

    Editor Megan McDermott avatar

    Megan McDermott

    BOOK REVIEW EDITOR

    Editor Allie Spikes avatar

    Allie Spikes

    POETRY / PROSE EDITOR

    Editor Shaun Anderson avatar

    Shaun Anderson

    NONFICTION EDITOR

    Editor Reyzl Grace avatar

    Reyzl Grace

    POETRY EDITOR

    Editor Romana Iorga avatar

    Romana Iorga

    POETRY EDITOR