Submissions for the Torrid Literature Journal are currently CLOSED and will open again in January 2021. To receive a notification when submissions open again, sign up to our e-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:

 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 All work must be original and previously unpublished.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 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

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.

Author Spotlight:

We're excited to announce that we are revamping our blog with a new Author Spotlight section. Our mission is to help writers and support the culture of literature at the same time. As such, we're opening up our submission queue to accept requests for interviews, book promotions, and guest posts via our blog. 

Please read the details below for more information. 


Our interviews can be short or long. If you are submitting a request to be interviewed, please send us your bio, publication credits, and any other information that will help us in reviewing your request. 

Book News:

We love to support writers and their work! If you would like to have your book featured on our blog, please send us information including: author bio, book title, cover art, synopsis, purchase / website link, etc. Please keep in mind that books do not have to be new releases. 

Guest Posts:

Guest posts 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. 

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.

Submission information can be included in the Cover Letter section or as a file attachment. 

Note: Given the volume of submissions received, please allow 8 weeks to pass before sending in a query regarding the status of your submission request to be featured on our blog.

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