American Chordata is a literary and arts magazine based out of Brooklyn, NY. Our annual print magazine is published in the Fall. 

Submissions in Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Translation are accepted from January 15th to March 15th. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Writers will be notified of a decision by May 1.

Art and Photography submissions are accepted year-round. Artists will be notified if they have been selected for a Fall issue by July 1. 

We invite you to subscribe for an idea of what we like, and to check us out on Instagram @americanchordata and Twitter @americhord.

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Please submit between 3-5 poems as a single document (PDF or Word Doc). All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are permitted as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Please allow up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline for a response.

We recommend that you check out previous issues on our website for an idea of what we like. You're also welcome to subscribe.

American Chordata is committed to paying the writers whose work we publish. For this reason, we charge a reading fee of $3 per submission, all of which goes toward the payment of honorariums. We are pleased to be able to pay $30 for works of 3 pages or fewer, and $50 for works longer than 3 pages. If the reading fee poses a financial difficulty, or if you are a current subscriber, please email contact [at] americanchordata [dot] org.

Should you wish to make a larger donation, please visit our website. Thank you for helping us to support great writing!

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Please submit no more than 20 pages of original work as a single document (PDF or Word Doc). Stand-alone excerpts from longer works are welcome. Multiple pieces are permitted as long as the entire submission totals no more than 20 pages.

All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are permitted as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Please allow up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline for a response.

We recommend that you check out previous issues on our website for an idea of what we like. You're also welcome to subscribe.

American Chordata is committed to paying the writers whose work we publish. For this reason, we charge a reading fee of $3 per submission, all of which goes toward the payment of honorariums. We are pleased to be able to pay $30 for works of 3 pages or fewer, and $50 for works longer than 3 pages. If the reading fee poses a financial difficulty, or if you are a current subscriber, please email contact [at] americanchordata [dot] org.

Should you wish to make a larger donation, please visit our website. Thank you for helping us to support great writing!

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$3.00

Please submit no more than 20 pages of original work as a single document (PDF or Word Doc). Stand-alone excerpts from longer works are welcome. Multiple pieces are permitted as long as the entire submission totals no more than 20 pages.

All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are permitted as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Please allow up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline for a response.

We recommend that you check out previous issues on our website for an idea of what we like. You're also welcome to subscribe.

American Chordata is committed to paying the writers whose work we publish. For this reason, we charge a reading fee of $3 per submission, all of which goes toward the payment of honorariums. We are pleased to be able to pay $30 for works of 3 pages or fewer, and $50 for works longer than 3 pages. If the reading fee poses a financial difficulty, or if you are a current subscriber, please email contact [at] americanchordata [dot] org.

Should you wish to make a larger donation, please visit our website. Thank you for helping us to support great writing!

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Please submit no more than 20 pages of translated work, including a copy of the original text in the same document. We expect that you will have obtained permission from the author/rightsholder to translate and publish this work. Note that we are not accepting self-translations at this time.

Pieces of any genre are welcome. We highly encourage translations of contemporary writers, though we accept translations of work from any time period. We recommend that you check out previous issues on our website for an idea of what we like. You’re also welcome to subscribe.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted as long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Translations that have been previously published in other journals are not permitted. Please allow up to 6 weeks after the submission deadline for a response.

American Chordata is committed to paying the writers whose work we publish. For this reason, we charge a reading fee of $3 per submission, all of which goes toward the payment of honorariums. We are pleased to be able to pay $30 for works of 3 pages or fewer, and $50 for works longer than 3 pages. If the reading fee poses a financial difficulty, please email contact [at] americanchordata [dot] org.

Should you wish to make a larger donation, please visit our website. Thank you for helping us to support great writing!

Please send up to 10 files with image titles and the year that they were created, as well as a short bio (20 words max). High resolution files will be requested if your piece is selected for publication. If you have a website or online portfolio, we encourage you to include a link. Check out previous issues on our website for an idea of what we like. You’re also welcome to subscribe.

In an effort to compensate artists whose work is featured in the magazine, we have instituted a small reading fee of $3 per submission as of December 2021. All profits from reading fees for art will go toward the payment of honorariums for artists.

Should you wish to make a larger donation, please visit our website. Thank you for helping us to support great writing!

American Chordata