Please see our Announcement on Literary Magic to Cease Publication

Contribute: E-mail your queries and submissions directly to our editors at

Book Reviewers and Linguistics Columnists: Literary Magic is actively seeking columnists for Book Reviews as well as word mavens to contribute to our Linguistics, Etymology and Grammar categories. E-mail us with the headline “Columnist” and your Bio to apply.
Editorial Positions: No Positions Available Right Now. But if you would like to write for us, please read our Terms & Conditions below.

Submission Guidelines: Terms & Conditions

A Literary Magic submission does not have to Test conform to any specific guidelines. We want you to “write well and make Literary Magic.” We welcome submissions from both new and established writers.

Please read the guidelines and terms below prior to submitting your work.

Who Can Submit To Literary Magic?

Anyone with a brain, a pen, a the spirit for writing. If you have something great to share, we want to publish you. Be willing to promote and discuss your work upon publication. We accept work based on merit, not resumes. We welcome new as well as established writers to submit.

How Do I Submit My Work?

The preferred method of submission is e-mail. Send your Submissions to editor@literarymagic.

The Literary Magic Team is currently working on an easy, simpler way for writers to submit their work. in the meantime, we implore all prospective writers to send their submissions via e-mail.

What We Publish:

  • Articles on Linguistics, Etymology, Grammar and the study of language
  • Fictional Short Stories
  • Poetry
  • Book Reviews: Actively Seeking review columnists.
  • Humor Pieces
  • Literary Essays
  • Author Interviews–Staff Written. Must Apply to be considered for an interview.



To be accepted, your e-mailed submission must read “Submission” in the subject line. You must also include the type of work you are submitting (e.g. fiction or “linguistics article”) as well as sufficient contact information (name, e-mail, country etc.) Please paste you submission into the body of your e-mail. Attachments are allowed, but only Microsoft Word (.doc) files will be accepted.

First Time Electronic Rights, Copyright Policy

All writers retain their copyright and all of their rights to their work. Literary Magic however reserves the right to publish any writing (articles, stories, poems etc.) submitted to us in Literary Magic (the magazine), on, in our Archives (on a separate website we operate) or in any publication—print or electronic– produced by Literary Magic. This includes allowing content we publish to be linked to or shared (via links) on social media websites.

Unfortunately, we do not currently pay for published works at this time. However, we do offer compensation in the form of a free proofreading for every submission we accept (editing, if necessary, is done prior to a submission’s publication) before the work is published on our website. Literary Magic only has first time electronic rights to your work, which means the author retains complete ownership and can submit it anywhere else they like. We accept first-time work as well as previously published work. We hope to awarding monetary prizes sometime in the future, beginning with cash prizes from competition sponsors. Right now our contributors get paid in the recognition and credentials they receive by being published in Literary Magic, as well as by having their work edited, polished and promoted through Literary Magic magazine.

Additional Guidelines:

We do not place any restriction on the content (writing) but we ask that (it be your original work and that) you conform to the following guidelines.

· Size: Articles, essays, poems, short stories and all other submissions should not be more than 3,000 words. We rarely make exceptions.

· Queries are preferable, but not required. We welcome unsolicited material.

· Please refrain from using any vulgar language or language that gives hint to erotica, drugs or other restricted content. All genres are accepted, except erotica. Your submission may involve violence or romance as in modern popular fiction, but please nothing too graphic or explicit.

· Check your writing for spelling, grammatical and language errors before submitting it, and please do your best to edit your work. A few mistakes here and there will be accepted, but excessive mistakes will automatically be rejected. (We have no taste for writing that hasn’t been edited.) This warrants repetition: Edit your writing before you submit.

· You are welcome to send bylines or short biographies of yourself or previous publishing credentials, however we do not ask that as all writers will be treated equally. Photos accompanying your submissions are a plus. If accepted, we may even purchase a photo to display alongside your published work.

· Literary Magic is an online magazine so there are no real deadlines. Upon acceptance, you will be informed of the publication date for your work. We accept submissions all year. Due to the amount of submissions we receive, however, our response time may be slow.

· Multiple Submissions are allowed. Unpublished work is preferred, but if your writing has already been published in print or online then it will still be accepted.

Zero Tolerance Policy for Plagiarism and Bad Grammar. (If you find us making a grammar mistake–which can and has happened, we’ll reward you with a glowing e-mail of appreciation).

Literary Magic welcomes all writers to submit work in any genre or style. However, we have zero tolerance for two things: Plagiarism and Writing with too many grammar/spelling mistakes. If either of these is the case with your work, then it will be automatically rejected. If you have any further questions about our Submissions page, or if you would like to query us about submitting your writing, then please contact our Editor, Rocky Reichman, at

Response Time:

Due to the overwhelming number of submission we receive at Literary Magic, we cannot promise our prompt response. However, we will make every effort to respond to and review every submission that comes our way.

Above all: write well, edit your work and be professional. That’s a sure path to breaking into Literary Magic magazine.

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your submissions.

Your literally,

The Editors of Literary Magic

Privacy Policy

Except for content submitted, your name and your byline and photo (if provided), Literary Magic will not use or publish any personal information without permission from the individuals concerned first. Literary Magic does not sell your information, and does not give it to any third party.

Note: Literary Magic reserves the right to refuse any submission or submitter for any reason or if we deem the work inappropriate.