We are living through a crisis, and we want to hear and see how our contributors are reacting to and processing this difficult time. If you have written a poem, a story, or a personal narrative about COVID-19; if you have taken photographs or made a video to represent your experience in shelter-in-place, you are in the right place. Because of the timely nature of this content is at odds with our production schedule (I.e. we produce a magazine months in advance!), we would like to feature this work on our blog instead. This also means you will get a response from us much more quickly on these submissions! 

Also: if you are looking for ways to keep busy and creative during this time, please check out our daily creativity prompts and weekly flash contests here: https://stonesoup.com/covid-19

How to Submit

  • Type cover letter text into the cover letter field with any additional information you'd like to send. We welcome hearing about the thoughts and feelings that led you to create your piece and may choose to feature this information when we publish your work on the blog.
  • Use the Add File button to find the file on your computer that you would like to submit. Select the file and click on the Open button. Your file will then appear in the "file" field.
  • Review your information to confirm that it is correct. Click Submit and you're done!
  • You should receive a confirmation email letting you know that we've received your submission.
  • If you are having any technical issues with your submission, please write directly to the Submittable team: support@submittable.com

 Important Notes

  • To make sure that you receive our e-mail responses, set your spam filter to accept messages from editor@stonesoup.com. Otherwise, notifications may end up in your "junk" or "spam" folder, or be deleted by your e-mail system. You can also check the status of your submission at any time by logging into your Submittable account.
  • We can only consider submissions written in the English language. We welcome translations of work into English.
  • We consider only previously unpublished work. Work that has appeared online for any reason is considered to have been previously published and should not be submitted. However, we can be flexible. If you are unsure whether your piece counts as published or not, please write to editor@stonesoup.com..

 To increase your chances of publication, please read the detailed guidelines on our website:

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