The Puritan: Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | May 10, 2017

The Puritan is an online publication based out of Toronto, Canada. They are an established online journal. They publish poetry, fiction, novelette’s, flash fiction, essays, and interviews on a quarterly basis. The editors have a good eye and the work they publish is generally very engaging. It is very helpful to read an issue before submitting.

One of the things I like about the Puritan is that they publish larger stories that might be hard to place elsewhere. It is easy to get a good feel for what they are interested in because it is all free and online.

The Puritan is open to submissions year round. Submissions received between Dec. 26 and Mar. 25 are considered for the spring issue, which is published in early May. Those received between Mar. 26 and June 25 are considered for the summer issue, which is published in late early Aug. Those received between June 26 and Sept. 25 are considered for the fall issue, which is published in Nov. Those received between Sept. 26 and Dec. 25 are considered for the winter issue, which is published in Feb.

Occasionally work will be read by guest editors, depending on what submission period you are in.

The Puritan pays its authors. They currently pay 100 per interview, 100 per essay, 50 dollars per piece of fiction and 15 dollars per poem or page, which is cappedĀ  at 60 dollars.

The Puritan’s submission guidelines are here.