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Yellow Arrow Journal

Literary Magazine


Flash Nonfiction





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Yellow Arrow Journal is a biannual publication of creative nonfiction, poetry, and cover art by writers/artists that identify as women.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


Find more details in the Genres section


  • 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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes, digital

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 10

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Payment: $ 10


Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 10

any length


Payment: $ 10

No specific limitations


Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 10


Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 10

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include: Your full name (and name you would want Yellow Arrow to use), nationality, and current city/state/country of residence (required) Our writers and readers come from all walks of life and so do we. We are taking steps across our portfolio to increase representation and give greater visibility to the voices of underrepresented women-identifying storytellers. If you are comfortable doing so, please share with us which underrepresented communities you identify with that may make you uniquely positioned to connect with a particular group of readers (optional) Your pronouns and age (optional) Where you heard about us (optional) For cover art submissions, a list of past publications/exhibits for the artwork you are submitting (required, if applicable).

  • Eligibility

    Women and other marginalized genders

  • Formatting

    Subject: Vol. #, No. # Theme – type of submission [nonfiction, poetry, or cover art] (required) Attach your submission to your email. Accepted files for creative nonfiction and poetry submissions include .doc/.docx, .rtf, or .pdf (.doc/.docx preferred)—use minimal document styling and do not include identifying information (only within your email). Accepted files for cover art include .jpeg/.jpg, .tiff/.tif, .gif, .eps, or .psd—a low resolution is preferable at this time.

  • Author's rights

    Artists must own all rights to the work submitted—if published or shown previously, artists must be able to list where and when.

  • Additional info

    Pays! If selected, you will receive $10.00USD and a PDF of the journal issue.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

22 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

8 days

Fastest response time

48 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 211 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

18 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

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Every writer has a story to tell and every story is worth telling. Yellow Arrow Publishing supports and inspires writers and artists identifying as women through publication and access to the literary arts. Women’s voices have historically been underrepresented in literature, and we aim to elevate ...

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    Editor Kapua Iao avatar

    Kapua Iao


    Editor Siobhan McKenna avatar

    Siobhan McKenna

    Vignette Managing Editor

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    Annie Marhefka

    Executive Director