submissions 

how it works: 
  • after a theme is announced, submissions will be open for 4 weeks!

  • you can expect to hear back from us after about three weeks. if you haven't heard back by then, please send us an email. we appreciate your patience!

  • in the following month, we will be working on producing an online publication. sign up to our newsletter to get updates about when we plan to release the online publication! 

issue 06: bittersweet submissions closed

for every submission, please: 
  1. fill out a google form for your submission type. 

  2. include a 75-100 word third-person bio, as well as a 75-100 word explanation of how your submission relates to this month's theme

  3. indicate if you would like to receive feedback. we would love to provide our thoughts and suggestions, but only if you want us to provide them! 

  4. read our guidelines for each submission type carefully. 

more information: 
  • please only submit if you are 14-24 years old.

  • please do not send us any vulgar, explicit, or sexual content. 

  • homophobic, sexist, racist, or any other inappropriate content will be deleted immediately. love letters magazine is a platform that accepts all. 

  • please include trigger warnings if necessary. 

  • we accept simultaneous submissions! 

  • all work must be original work! 

 
our theme! 
  • issue 06's theme is: bittersweet!

    • the word bittersweet, meaning something sweet with a bitter aftertaste, can be used to describe many moments in our lives. maybe it made you think of the recent return to school in a pandemic, or the moment you stopped being a teenager and turned into an adult; nothing is ever strictly sweet or strictly bitter, but somewhere in between. for our sixth issue, we are looking to publish creative work that reflects this feeling of in-between-ness! 

  • remember: we aren't looking for the direct response to our theme; as long as you can explain that your creation is about belonging, we will believe you! 

  • we trust you to be creative and send us your best work :) 

 
for prose: 
  • please attach up to three stories as pdf, word doc, or google doc attachments.

  • we prefer short stories that are 2,000 words or less and flash fiction pieces that are 500 words or less.

  • write a 75-100 word third-person bio and 75-100 word explanation of how your submission relates to this month's theme in the google form.

 
for poetry: 
  • please attach up to three poems in the same document as pdf, word doc, or google doc attachments. 

  • write a 75-100 word third-person bio and 75-100 word explanation of how your submission relates to this month's theme in the google form. 

 
for songs: 
  • lyrical:

    • please attach as many songs as you like anywhere between 3-5 minutes long.

    • please attach the song/s as mp3 attachment/s. 

    • please attach a pdf, word doc, or google doc of your lyrics and muse or inspiration for the song.

    • write a 75-100 word third-person bio and 75-100 word explanation of how your submission relates to this month's theme in the google form.

  • instrumental:

    • please attach as many songs as you like anywhere between 3-7 minutes long.

    • please attach the song/s as mp3 attachment/s.

    • please attach a pdf, word doc, or google doc of your muse or inspiration for the song. feel free to describe the meaning behind certain elements! 

    • write a 75-100 word third-person bio and 75-100 word explanation of how your submission relates to this month's theme in the google form. 

 
for art: 
  • please attach 1-3 art pieces as .jpeg or .png attachments.

  • we are open to any kind of art: drawings, paintings, collages, etc. as long as it is original and creative!

  • write a 75-100 word third-person bio and 75-100 word explanation of how your submission relates to this month's theme in the google form. 

 
for photography: 
  • please attach any amount of photos as .jpeg or .png attachments.

  • we are open to any kind of photography, as long as it is original! 

  • if there are any people in your photos, please make sure they gave their consent about having the photos published.

  • write a 75-100 word third-person bio and 75-100 word explanation of how your submission relates to this month's theme in the google form.