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Scarlet: a Literary Blog

Literary Magazine





a bimonthly blog dedicated to publishing the work of artists whose pieces give voice to the complexities of our multiple identities.

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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

  • 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


My poetic sensibilities love rich, vivid writing that is mindful of the music/rhythm of language.

Nonfiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 1500

Creative nonfiction, Memoir, Fiction (Adult & Middle Grade), Social Commentary, Travel and Food Writing

Fiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 1500

Sub Genres: Literary, Historical, Magical Realism

I’m a fan of historical fiction, such as Brit Bennet’s The Vanishing Half or Marlon James’ The Book of Night Women, and welcome an element of spirituality or magical realism.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • 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 ask for exclusive rights to your material for one year starting at time of publication.

  • Additional info

    Payment for submissions selected for publication on Scarlet is $80. I’m interested in submissions from authors who have a distinctive voice and write books that explore the lives and concerns of those who identify as women and/or people of color.

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Scarlet is a bimonthly blog dedicated to publishing the work of artists whose pieces give voice to the complexities of our multiple identities. In keeping with JIP’s mission to uplift marginalized voices, Scarlet aims to showcase bold and unique framings of the view from the margins, giving strong p...

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