Elm Leaves Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary

A well-established print publication, Elm Leaves Journal has been produced by the students at SUNY Buffalo State College since 1948. In 2013, the journal was born anew with a contemporary heartbeat and a body of writing contributed by authors from all around the United States. Edited by Pushcart Prize winner Kim Chinquee, the journal boasts an expertly curated collection of poetry, flash writing, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and reviews. ELJ is produced in the context of Chinquee’s Literary Publishing class, where she guides students through the process of producing a journal, from the initial conception and layout, to selecting work, and finally to editing the (almost) finished publication.

ELJ publishes one themed edition annually, and each issue includes work from around 25 contributors. Previous themes have included “Wild,” “Harvest,” “Dirt,” and most recently, “Blues.” Right now, they’re seeking submissions for their next issue: “Blackout.” They accept submissions year-round.

Authors of poetry, flash writing, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, and reviews may submit work of any length to ELJ. They accept submissions via email, but not online or by post.

Right now, they are unable to pay contributors; however, they thank authors published in ELJ by giving them two contributor copies. ELJ is professionally printed with a full-color cover. They also support authors published in their journal by nominating for the Pushcart Prize.

If you would like to learn more or submit to ELJ, please visit their website at https://elmleavesjournal.com/submission-guidelines/.