Alimentum: The Literature of Food

Written by Emily Harstone | December 17, 2014

Alimentum: The Literature of Food, is an online literary journal devoted to food. They publish poetry, fiction, non-fiction, book reviews, music, and videos about food. It is a unique and interesting journal because of its narrow focus on food related writing. They are based out of Nashville.

They have been around since 2005 and have published 13 print editions. Work they have published has been reprinted in the books Best American Essays and Best Food Writing. They have been mentioned in many publications and shows including the New York Times, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, and BBC Radio.

The work they publish may be all about food, but it takes different approaches, some serious, some humorous, and some whimsical. Most of the work focuses on how we as individuals interact with food, although some focus on the food itself.

Alimentum accepts all fiction, non-fiction, and poetry submissions through the mail, which is particularly unusual for an online journal. You must include a self addressed and stamped envelope with all submissions.

All submissions of music, videos, and book reviews can be made via email.

All works of fiction and non-fiction must be under 2,000 words. You can submit up to five poems at a time. They are also interested in poem recipes (a poem you can cook to) with pictures. They do not accept submissions of anything that has been previously been published, but they are open to simultaneous submissions.

To learn more about them and to read some of the work they have published in the past, you should visit their website here: http://www.alimentumjournal.com/. In order to submit visit this page: http://www.alimentumjournal.com/submissions