Chismosa Lit

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Interested in seeing your work on our website?

We are currently accepting submissions in the following categories:

  • Poetry (max. 3 poems)
  • Prose (max. 500 words)
  • Flash Fiction (max. 700 words)
  • Creative Nonfiction (max. 5,000 words)
  • Short Stories (max. 5,000 words)

We prefer writing to be single-spaced and in a standard 11pt font. Send us an email to Please attach your work as a PDF or Word document, and do not include any identifying information. Writing can be in English, Spanish, or both. Feel free to include a short bio (<50 words) in the body of your email. The subject line should begin with the genre of your work followed by the title. Example:

We accept all genres of writing, and we encourage work that is experimental. Pieces that are heavily inspired by real people and events are encouraged. We aim to turn Chismosa Literary into a paying market as soon as possible, but we are currently unable to pay writers aside from for the contest. Only one submission per reading period per author.


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