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Vagabond City Literature

Literary Magazine

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Poetry

Review

Interview

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Vagabond City Literature latest issue

a digital space feat. poetry, art, nonfiction, interviews, and reviews by marginalized creators

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Highlights

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    4-6 weeks*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    56 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    25%*
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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 - 2500 words max

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

CNF

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Review

Max words: 1500

If you would like to submit a review, we accept book and chapbook reviews of works. You can check out our Books Available for Review list or you can submit a review for a book or chapbook we don’t have on the list as long as it’s written by a marginalized author and/or an author of color. You can check out our review style and format here. Send a quick overview and available links to vagabondcityliterary@gmail.com. We’ll add your info to our Books Available to Review list and let you know if anyone requests to review your work.

Interview

Send Interviews Request to Molly at vagabondcityinterviews@gmail.com

Art

Max pieces: 6

We select one featured artist per issue. If you are interested in being our featured artist, please submit your third-person bio, a sampling of your work (4-6 pieces), and where you learned about us. If selected, we will set up an interview with you to publish along with your work.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Please include a third-person bio, any social media handles, and where you learned about us in the body of the email.

  • Eligibility

    All marginalized creators

  • Formatting

    We prefer the work to be attached as a .doc or .docx file.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    We don’t accept works that play into the traditional oppressiveness of the literary canon, i.e. voicing the stories we hear often from the perspectives of cishet, white, upper-class able-bodied males. No slurs, unless you’re reclaiming them; if this is the case, please be sure that these slurs align with identities you’ve told us you have in your bio.

Tracker statistics

30

Total submissions tracked

56 days

Average response time

25%

Average acceptance rate

19 days

Fastest response time

125 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 840 days

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About

This is a world in which the loudest voices are the marginalized. This is a world of poetry, prose, art, reviews, and interviews that fits outside the mainstream literary scene, yet still of significant literary merit. We actively seek work from authors and creators from diverse and marginalized ba...

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Founded

2013

Country

US

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    Alana King

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    Nicole-Anne Bales Keyton

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    Christian Bañez

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    Ola Faleti

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    Clair Dunlap

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