The Torrid Literature Journal is a quarterly publication that publishes poetry, fiction, and editorial content.

We are currently accepting poetry, fiction, articles, interviews, and book reviews. Below are the upcoming release dates for the literary journal:

Volume VII - Jan 2016

Volume XVIII - April 2016

Volume XIX - July 2016

Volume XX - October 2016

Click here to read Vol. XII Tension.

General Submission Guidelines:

Send us your best work. All work must be original and previously unpublished. Please include a brief bio with your submission and a current means of contact (i.e. email, phone, etc.). 

We do not publish erotica.

Response time to submissions vary depending on the volume of entries received. However, if you do not hear from us within 10 weeks of your submission, please feel free to send us a query by email to submissions@torridliterature.com.

We will accept simultaneous submissions, however if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible.

TL Publishing Group acquires one-time electronic and print publication rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Contributors who are published in the Torrid Literature Journal will receive a digital copy of the publication their work appears in. Contributors will also receive a free digital subscription to the journal. 

Keep in mind that submitting to the Torrid Literature Journal implies an interest in the magazine, and anyone who submits will be added to our mailing list; you'll receive occasional updates about new content, breaking news, and calls for submissions. We will never buy, sell, trade, or share your information with anyone. You may opt out of our mailing list at any time.

Our annual contest has a low cost submission fee and it is open to all themes and genres of poetry and fiction. Emerging and established writers are encouraged to participate.

Guidelines
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  • Submission Period: March 1, 2016 – July 1, 2016
  • Seasoned and new writers are encouraged to submit. Also, there is no age limit or geographic location requirement.
  • All work must be previously unpublished.
  • For each entry, please upload up to three poems or a fiction story with 5,000 words or less. There is no word limit for poems.
    • There is no entry fee.
    • There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
    • Please make sure your name does not appear anywhere on your submission.
    • All entrants will receive a response to their submission by July 31st.
    • Previous winners are excluded from entering the contest.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your poem or story is accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • All rights revert to the author after publication.
  • All entries will be considered for publication in the Torrid Literature Journal.
  • All entrants will receive a one-year online subscription to the Torrid Literature Journal. 

Winners & Prizes:

Our contest is now broken into separate categories for poetry and fiction. Two winners will be chosen in each category. Winners will be announced on October 1, 2016 and their work will be published in the Torrid Literature Journal.

Prizes:

Poetry:

Second Place: 1) $50.00 USD Visa Gift Card and 2) 1 print copy of the Torrid Literature Journal.

First Place: 1) $100.00 USD Visa Gift Card and 2) 1 year print subscription to the Torrid Literature Journal (4 issues).

Fiction:

Second Place: 1) $50.00 USD Visa Gift Card and 2) 1 print copy of the Torrid Literature Journal.

First Place: 1) $100.00 USD Visa Gift Card and 2) 1 year print subscription to the Torrid Literature Journal (4 issues).

Several writers will receive honorable mention for their work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alice Saunders at asaunders@tlpublishing.org.




http://torridliterature.com/Contests.html
Upload three poems per submission.

Please include the following information  in your cover letter:

1) A brief bio written in third person
2) The title of your submission
3) How you heard about us (optional)

Please wait until you hear from us before submitting again. We are looking for thought-provoking poetry across all genres that substantially burns mental, emotional, and societal barriers. Poems should pull the reader into the writer’s work of art, deliver entertainment and/or inspirational relief, or provide expanded insight using various points of view.
Please upload unpublished fiction stories with 3,000 words or less.

In your cover letter, please include the following:

1) A brief bio written in third person
2) The title of your submission
3) How you heard about us (optional)

Stories should be gripping in content. We are open to considering various genres and themes. We're looking for fiction that catches the reader’s eye from the first few lines. We want the readers to be held captive to the writer’s imagination.

Photo and Art Submissions - Torrid Literature Journal

TL Publishing, Inc. now accepts photo and art submissions for the Torrid Literature Journal. All images must be at least 300dpi. Low-res images are acceptable for submissions, provided that high-res images can be furnished as needed.

The Torrid Literature Journal accepts photo and art submissions all year round. We consider photography, illustration, digital art, painting, and other media for the cover and interior* of the journal. We ask that artists submit no more than five images at one time in .jpg, .gif, or .png format.

Images should be unpublished. If it has appeared online (i.e. a blog or social media site) it is considered published. Please include a title for each piece along with any additional information that is needed. Be sure to include a brief bio in 3rd person or your work will not be considered.

For Cover Submissions: The size of the printed cover is expected to be 8 1/12 by 11 inches, printed full-color, full bleed, with the title of the journal in overprint. As such, the chosen image may need to be adjusted to fit the trim size.

Please allow 8-10 weeks for a response before inquiring about the status of your submission(s). Simultaneous submissions are accepted however please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

TL Publishing, Inc. acquires first (one time) print and electronic publishing rights. You may republish the images in another publication but please site the Torrid Literature Journal as the original source of publication.

Contributors will receive a free online copy of the journal. We do not provide monetary compensation at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Tiffani Barner, at tbarner@torridliterature.com.

*Images published in the interior portion of the journal may be resized to fit the aspects of the trim size.

Articles:

TL Publishing Group will consider articles for publishing in the Torrid Literature Journal. The recommended length is 1,000 words or less but submissions of any length will be considered.

Articles may be informative, opinionated, or inspirational. We will consider various topics including poetry, fiction, general literature, publishing, editing, the latest trends in the literary industry, etc, but in any event, the article must provide material useful to the reader in his/her own practice of literature. For informative based articles, the writer should have preferable experience in the field he/she is writing on. Also, if you quote or site various sources in your article, please make sure you acquire permission and include it with your submission.

Articles should be original and unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are allowed but please notify immediately if your article is accepted elsewhere.

Please be sure to include a brief bio and publishing credits, if any.

Given the volume of submissions received, please allow 10 weeks to pass before sending in a query regarding the status of your article.

If your article is accepted, we will send you an acceptance letter requesting agreement to our standard terms. Failure to timely respond may delay the publishing of your article.

Interview:

Interviews are also welcome. If you are submiting a request to be interviewed by one of our editors, please send us your bio, publication credits, and any other information that will help us in reviewing your interview request. 

Book Review:

If you would like to have your book reviewed or submit a review of a book you have read, please send us a request and we will contact you with further instructions.

 

Blog: http://torridliterature.wordpress.com

We're now accepting the following submissions for our blog:

Guest Posts: Articles may be informative, opinionated, or inspirational. We will consider various topics including poetry, fiction, general literature, publishing, editing, latest trends in the literary industry, etc, but in any event, the article must provide material useful to the reader in his/her own practice of literature. For informative based articles, the writer should have preferable experience in the field he/she is writing on. Also, if you quote or site various sources in your article, please make sure you acquire permission and include it with your submission.

Interviews: You may submit a request to be interviewed or you may submit an interview you have conducted with another author, writer, poet, agent, etc.

Book Reviews: We're interested in various genres within poetry and fiction.

In your cover letter please include a third person bio, website / blog links, social media links, and publishing credits, if any.

Please upload your submission in a single Microsoft Word file.

Previously published material is fine so long as the author holds the necessary rights to the work.

If you have any questions, please contact our editor, Alice Saunders at asaunders@torridliterature.com.