Cool Beans Lit

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submissions are now closed. Our winter issue "A Light in the Dark" is currently in production with a scheduled publication date of December 6th.

Look for subs to open again in February for our Spring 2024 issue (theme TBD by popular vote)! Follow us on Twitter (X) and Instagram for more updates.

General Submission Guidelines

Welcome! Are you a writer or artist that wants to be published and recognized? Cool Beans Lit wants to hear from you. We are looking for original works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, visual art and photography by both emerging and established writers/artists to create stunning issues for our readers. 

An author bio (100 words max) is required with each submission. [Note: We do not use the bio to rate your work. We access your bio last after having reviewed your submission and use it to give you credit in our contributor section and promote your work at time of publication.]

Please submit your work to the appropriate genre folder (see below) and follow all established guidelines herein and listed on our website:

Important: We accept only unpublished work that has not been published in another magazine, book, or anthology (either print or digital), including if the work has been published anywhere online in social media, websites or blogs (with the exception of art). 

You are welcome to submit in more than one reading period per year and in multiple genres. Also, we are happy to review simultaneous submissions, but kindly notify us in your cover letter of your intent to do so or simply withdraw the submission from Submittable once you know it is being accepted elsewhere. Once we have notified you of an acceptance, we will publish your work as a first-time publication with full credit given to you as the author. All rights revert back to you upon publication, but please credit Cool Beans Lit as the first home of your work should it find another one later. Thank you.

We cannot wait to review your work! Thank you for your artistic contributions, your support and your invaluable commitment to literature and the arts.

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