Sweater Weather Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary

UPDATED  JULY 13TH 2018: Defunct.

Sweater Weather Magazine is a new online magazine of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art, and reviews. Hailing from Upstate New York, the editors of Sweater Weather Magazine are well acquainted with the optimal conditions for becoming lost in a literary wonder: a blizzard outside, an overstuffed chair, a warm blanket, a huge sweater, and most importantly, an exceptional literary journal.

Sweater Weather Magazine hopes to become just that—the magazine you turn to when you want to be entranced. They like writing that’s evocative and edgy, and they like new, previously unpublished voices. They especially like work by college kids, work that addresses topics of identity exploration, and work that explores queer themes. They also like quiet, character-driven stories. To get a sense of their style, you can read their first issue online.

Sweater Weather Magazine accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Right now, they’re accepting submissions for their second issue. Sweater Weather especially loves flash fiction, and recently hosted a contest for LGBTQ flash stories. Though the contest is closed, fiction writers may still submit up to three pieces of flash fiction, 250 words or fewer. You can check Sweater Weather’s website for information about future contests. Fiction writers may also submit one short story, 5,000 words or fewer. Nonfiction writers may submit one creative essay, 5,000 words or fewer. Sweater Weather prefers to publish personal essays, but also considers experimental nonfiction. Poets may submit up to four poems. Sweater Weather also accepts literary and film reviews, 2,000 words or fewer.

Sweater Weather accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. A brief autobiography written in the third-person should accompany all submissions. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Sweater Weather Magazine, please visit their website at http://sweaterweatherzine.wix.com/sweaterweatherzine#!submit/c24vq.