LossLit is a quarterly magazine. Read our current issue here.

***Submissions are now OPEN for Issue Four. Deadline Friday October 21st. We look forward to hearing from you!***

General Guidelines:

We particularly welcome submissions from women writers, writers belonging to ethnic minority groups, members of the LGBQT community, and other groups currently under-represented within the industry. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We are looking for original (i.e., previously unpublished) works in the following categories, and encourage all interpretations of loss, from the sincere to the comic, via social commentary, personal memoir, and creative exploration of subjects including but not limited to: displacement, gender, the environment, bereavement, ageing, memory, nationality, history, politics, sexuality, relationships, love, crisis and faith. For an idea of what we like, please read our past issues and do have a look at our Twitter feed, where we share all contributions to our monthly online writeclub (held on the first Wednesday of every month, 9-11pm GMT, open to all).

Poetry: Max. 1x A4 page of written work; any spoken word pieces to be no longer than 4 minutes of recorded audio

Fiction: Flash Fiction (max 500 words) and Short Story (max 3,000 words)

Non-fiction: Creative Essays (max 2,000 words)

Please also send a short biography along with your work. Work should be attached as a Word document or copied into the body of the email, to with the subject header ‘Submission Issue Four’.