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The Keeping Room

Literary Magazine








The Keeping Room is an online magazine for all women writers, poets, and artists.

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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

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 25

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: , , , ,

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 25

Creative Non-fiction


Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 25

free verse or traditional form


Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 25

No specific limitations


Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 25

In the form of a photo essay. At least 3 to 5 original images. Painting, collage, photography, ceramic.


Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 25

In the form of a photo essay. At least 3 to 5 original images.

How to submit

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  • Cover letter

    Any relevant links should be included in the body of the submission. Please include a short bio (75 words or less) as well as a headshot to be published with your submission if accepted.

  • Eligibility

    Women and other marginalized genders

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    We purchase one-time rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication.

  • Additional info

    We are looking to publish your short stories, essays, free writing, poetry, and photo essays that touch on topics related to Women’s Wisdom, Lessons Learned, Self-care, Bodies, Relationships, and Community.

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    Editor Kim Brown avatar

    Kim Brown


    Editor Rebecca Beardsall avatar

    Rebecca Beardsall

    CNF Editor

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    Sonya Lara

    Poetry Editor

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    Nikki Kallio

    Fiction Editor

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    Colleen Clemens

    Book Review Editor