PIVOT Literature

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

General Guidelines

Poetry: Up to 5 poems, 8 page limit

Fiction: 300-2,000 words, flash fiction preferred

Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and email in the header, and a brief biography.

Please limit submissions to once per cycle. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. We are seeking only unpublished work.


Submissions accepted only through Submittable. We unfortunately cannot accommodate e-mail, snail mail, carrier pigeon, or owl (though we're working on recruiting a mail-delivering menagerie).

Submission Types:

1) General Submission without Feedback: Typical reading time is 5-8 weeks, no submission fee. Open November-December.

2) General Submission with Feedback: Typical reading time is 5-8 weeks and includes critical feedback for each submission. Feedback is from PIVOT editors and distinguished guest readers. $5 submission fee. Open year round.

PIVOT Literature