Beecher's is now open for submissions!

We seek to publish diverse voices, including works by writers who are people of color, queer, transgender, disabled, indigenous, international, and/or underrepresented in literary magazines.

We do not accept previously published work (this includes anywhere on the web). Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and encouraged, but please contact us immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. For fiction and nonfiction, you may submit twice per reading period unless otherwise solicited by editors, but please wait until you hear back from us before submitting again. For poetry, please submit only once per reading period unless solicited. If you have been published in our print or online journal, please wait at least one year from the time of publication to submit again. Please see specific genre requirements below before submitting.



Ends on February 14, 2018

We want quality fiction that deploys sharp detail, unique and complex characters, beautiful language, and a memorable voice. We want stories of literary quality and encourage fantastic, speculative, and weird literature. Most importantly, though, we want submissions that tell an interesting, engrossing story that lingers with the reader long after it ends. ​Send us your most imaginative and challenging writing in ​4,000 words or less. Please submit only one story at a time. ​

Ends on February 14, 2018

We’re looking for poetry that pulls us—poems that enact and create motion. We want your resistance. Send us your uninhibited experiments and curations. Send us your personal mythologies. We’re especially interested in underrepresented voices; tell us what you have to say. Please send 1–5 poems per submission with no more than 10 pages in total. Additionally, we ask that you submit no more than once per reading period.

Ends on February 14, 2018

We love being challenged and surprised, both in content and in form. We are looking for pieces that push us to see through a particular lens and experience otherwise underrepresented perspectives. We are especially drawn to pieces that challenge the boundaries of the genre, incorporate fictional and poetic elements, and make us question how "creative" nonfiction can be. As far as length, we prefer under 4,000 words.