submissions 

how it works: 
  • a love-related theme will be announced at the beginning of every month! 

  • 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! 

submissions for issue 05 open 5/10!

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 14-19 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 05's theme is: belonging!

    • in issue 05 of our magazine, we want to learn about you and your identity or identities. which communities do you belong to, and why? what has your experience belonging to these communities been like? or, the opposite; where do you feel you don't belong, and why? we're looking for personal stories about identity, community, and mostly: belonging. 

  • 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 op-eds: 
  • please attach one op-ed as a pdf, word doc, or google doc attachment.

  • we prefer op-eds that are around 1,500 words or less.

  • feel free to report on anything that is happening in the news, media, television, etc. that can be related back to our monthly theme!

  • 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.