Guernica: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | February 4, 2016

Guernica is a thoughtful magazine. They like thoughtful ideas—from everyone and everywhere—so they publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and art from around the world. Their authors come from dozens of countries and write in as many languages. Full editions of Guernica are published online twice a month, and additionally, smaller issues called Guernica Daily are published five days a week. Since Guernica is published frequently, they’re especially interested in work that addresses the cultural moment—the unique time and place—in which the author writes. They’re a journal of art and politics, exploring the dialectical meeting place of the current creative and intellectual domains. Even though Guernica is young, it’s quickly becoming regarded as an important new contribution to the international literary dialogue.

Each full issue of Guernica contains work from around ten authors, and each issue of Guernica daily features one piece of writing. Guernica publishes both new and established writers. They accept submissions year-round, and submitting writers can expect a response within about eight weeks.

Fiction writers may submit one short story or self-contained novel excerpt, 1,200 to 4,500 words. Flash fiction may be grouped into one numbered piece that meets the required word count. Submissions of other lengths must be solicited. Nonfiction writers may submit one essay, 3,500 to 7,000 words. Poets may submit five poems. Guernica also welcomes submissions of interviews and translations in all genres. Writers may also submit essays to Guernica Daily, 1,200 to 2,000 words in length.

Guernica accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that writers immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Guernica, please visit their website at https://www.guernicamag.com/information/submit/.