Von Aegir Literary
Submissions for Issue 2 open January 15 - February 28
All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject line should be formatted as “SUBMISSION - LAST NAME.” Please include your work as an attachment in .doc or .docx formatting, or .pdf if you are unable to use those formats.
Please include one to three (1-3) poems per submission. While we prefer poems that can deliver their message within one page, we are open to longer poems; however, we ask that your total page count not exceed five (5) pages.
We are primarily interested in publishing poetry, but we will also consider essays and creative non-fiction. If you chose to submit in these categories, please submit no more than one (1) piece of no more than eight (8) double-spaced pages.
We prefer standard, 12-point fonts (especially Times New Roman), but we will consider poetry formatted otherwise if the alternate formatting is in service of your creative vision.
We appreciate cover letters, but they are not required. Please attach a short third person bio (less than 50 words) in your email. Please include your pronouns somewhere within your submission email. You may include your social media handles or website URLs at your discretion. We want to promote your work!
We endeavor to reply to submissions within two weeks. If you have not heard back within one month, you are welcome to send us a query.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know right away if your piece(s) are accepted elsewhere so we can send along our congratulations! If you would like to withdraw your work, please reply to your original submission thread.
If your work is accepted, please wait until it is published before seeking (re)publication elsewhere. Upon publication, all rights revert back to you. Your work is yours first and foremost, but in situations of republication, we ask that you credit us as the original publisher.
In the case of a rejection, please refrain from submitting until the next reading period unless we specifically ask you to send more work.
We encourage submissions from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other traditionally marginalized communities, though submissions are open to all.
Do not send us racist, homophobic, transphobic, antisemitic, audist, ableist, or misogynistic work. Such submissions will be deleted, and you will not be welcome to submit to Von Aegir in the future. Sexual content is acceptable, but please refrain from sending us poetry with excessive depictions of sex or sexual assault.
Please include relevant content/trigger warnings if your piece deals with sensitive subject matter. Please use your best judgment and include these warnings in either the body of your email or the document itself.
We will be able to pay our contributors $3.00 USD as a thank you for trusting us with your work. Payments will be sent via either Venmo or PayPal. We realize this is a small amount, and we wish we could pay more; however, our Editor-in-Chief lives on a graduate student stipend and is funding this venture from his own pocket. Thank you for understanding!