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 June 1.

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

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


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.

A small reading fee of $3 per submission has been instituted as of December 2021. Should you wish to make a larger donation, please visit our website. Thank you for helping us to support great writing!

American Chordata