Gone Lawn: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | September 24, 2015

Gone Lawn is an online journal launched in 2010 with the aim of providing a home for works that are intriguing but difficult to place in traditional literary magazines. They search for pieces that pry open mysterious doors and shine light on the hidden things inside. They like honesty and surprise, clarity and meaningful complexity. Gone Lawn wants its readers to undertake an adventure, leaving the safety of the known by the transport of language, discovering new thoughts and feelings along the way.

They publish fiction, flash fiction, novel excerpts, prose, prose poetry, visual narratives, and other visual and audio media. To get a sense of what they like, you can read Gone Lawn online.

Gone Lawn is published quarterly – spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Each issue includes work from about fifteen authors. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and they’re now accepting submissions for the winter edition.

Fiction and nonfiction writers may submit any number of pieces of any length, though if submitting multiple pieces you should limit each piece to 1,000 words or fewer. Writers submitting works longer than 1,000 words should submit only one piece per submissions period. Poets submitting prose poetry may submit any number of pieces of any length. They don’t accept poetry in verse.

Gone Lawn accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that writers withdraw work published elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Gone Lawn, please visit their website here.