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Tones of Citrus

Literary Magazine






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Tones of Citrus is a US-based literary magazine, founded in 2023. It has themed issues and responds quickly.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2-4 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    92% *
    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

    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 - 1500 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

3 pieces not exceeding 3,500 words total

Nonfiction (Creative Nonfiction)

Max words: 3500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: , , , ,

3 works not exceeding 3,500 words total


Max lines: 30

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 6

prose poetry: max of 3, not exceeding 1,500 words total all poetry must be in a SINGLE file, specifics listed on website

Art (Traditional & Digital)

Max pieces: 3

not exceeding 10 pages TOTAL


Max pieces: 2

multiple pages in a comic counts as ONE submission

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    please include a short cover letter in your email. include yourself, where you're from, and if you've been published anywhere else.

  • Eligibility

    LGBTQ+ creatorsYoung creators
    tones of citrus aims to publish works by the LGBTQ+ and all young creators regardless of orientation, gender, or preference

  • Formatting

    Times New Roman, 14 pt, single spacing

  • Author's rights

    you obtain and hold all the rights to your own work

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

15 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

32 days

Slowest response time

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    Summer Edition


    Deadline: Jun 30, 2024

    Summer Issue publishes in July

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    Fall Edition

    Jul 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024

    Fall Issue publishes in November

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Tones of Citrus publishes themed issues that embrace themes of nostalgia, romance, and loving life. At Tones of Citrus we are searching for submissions that show you that you care about yourself, others, and the world. We want to read the mysteries of being loved, about being a human, the heartbreak...

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    Sierra Boring