Levitate: Now Seeking Submissions of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Written by Ella Peary

A brand new print journal produced by the Chicago High School for the Arts, Levitate is seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in all forms and styles, experimental and traditional. They hope to curate a collection of literary art that showcases authorial passion and inspires confidence in writers of all ages and backgrounds. They especially want to celebrate those who are new to the literary world and those who are underappreciated or overlooked.  They want to publish work that encourages community, inclusivity, and diversity.

Levitate is published in print once a year, in the late spring. Their first edition was published in 2017. Since then, they’ve been curating their next print issue, posting on their blog, and hosting their annual open mic in Chicago.

Levitate opens for submissions on October 23 each year and closes on the last day of February to prepare for print production in late April or early May. They accept work from both emerging and established authors. Poets may submit up to five pages of poetry. Authors of fiction, nonfiction, or experimental prose may submit pieces up to 5,000 words. They accept pieces under 1,000 words as flash. They don’t accept novels, novellas, or complete collections

Levitate accepts submissions online, but not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but they don’t accept previously published work. They read submissions blind, so authors should take care not to include identifying information in the submission itself. Authors may send multiple submissions in any genre.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Levitate, please visit their website here.