American Chordata

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


American Chordata seeks short works of original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation. We have no formal word limits or stylistic constraints but look for work that is brave, illuminating, and emotionally detailed. Please send us only finished work that you really believe in. 

We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can, but allow up to 12 weeks after the submission deadline for a response. We are currently accepting submissions for Issue Nine, due October 15, 2018

We are not accepting unsolicited art and photography submissions at this time. 

If you'd like to donate to help us keep the magazine going, you can do so here. We're a non-profit, all-volunteer team, and are very grateful for your support! 



American Chordata