Submissions for the Torrid Literature Journal are currently CLOSED. We will reopen onJanuary 1, 2024. To receive updates, join our mailing list

If you are new to our journal, please read a previous issue before submitting your work. 

Previous issues are available (electronically) on our website:

Release Schedule: 



 General Submission Guidelines:

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 All work must be original and previously unpublished.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

Response time to submissions varies 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

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 one hard copy of the publication their work appears in along with a discount on additional hard copies. 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.

General guidelines:

This is an ongoing call for artwork that has not been previously published in print or online. Paintings, illustrations, and photographs will be considered as long as they reproduce well as cover art. 

All images must be available in a high resolution format upon request. 

Important Information:

Our cover dimensions are 8.75" by 11.5". The trim size is 8.5" by 11". Accepted artwork may be cropped and/or slightly altered to meet the print requirements for the cover.

Our covers are printed in color, full bleed. We incorporate basic information on our cover:



Volume number

Artists will be compensated with $50 and two contributor copies. The artist retains all rights to their work. We only ask for one-time use of the artwork. 

Artists can submit up to five images at a time as a PNG or JPEG. Images may be uploaded as a single file or as multiple files. Low resolutions images are acceptable for submissions as long as high resolution images (300 dpi) can be provided upon request. 

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Our average response time is three months. If you don't hear from us by this time, please send a query by email to 

Please include the following information in your cover letter: 

Brief bio

Title of artwork

Brief description of the artwork

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