We appreciate the high volume of submissions. The Torrid Literature Journal is currently closed for submissions. Please subscribe to our newsletter for future opportunities to submit new material. 

We are still accepting poetry submissions for our upcoming Christian anthology. 

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 All work must be original and previously unpublished.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 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 along with a discount on the print copy. 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.

Poetry Editor

Job Description

Our Poetry Editor will read, edit, and provide feedback on poetry submissions. We need someone with a passion for literature to contribute educated opinions on the poetry submissions in our queue. All editors will work closely with the managing editor in developing the poetry section of the Torrid Literature Journal.

Please note that our editors work on a volunteer basis. All editors will be listed in the Masthead section of our website and they will receive a hard copy of each literary journal as it is released. In addition, we will gladly provide letters of recommendation.

Successful candidates will have a good understanding of the various types and forms of poetry as well as a commitment to the vision/mission of the Torrid Literature Journal.

This position can be fulfilled remotely. However, applicants must be able to donate at least a few days per month. The workflow depends on the flow of submissions. Applicants should be familiar with the general content of the Torrid Literature Journal. Please take this into account before applying. Free digital copies are available upon request.

Responsibilities: 

Read and comment on poetry submissions and determine suitability for the Torrid Literature Journal

Solicit for new poetry submissions when necessary

Report directly to the managing editor and provide updates/progress reports as necessary

Assist managing editor with additional tasks as needed

Requirements:

Access to Microsoft Word and Excel

Familiarity with Submittable (or willingness to learn)

Internet connectivity & email access

Familiarity with poetic forms, styles, and techniques

Ability to meet editorial deadlines

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

A degree in English or past experience with editing is preferred but not required.

How to Apply:

Please upload your resume and cover letter as a Microsoft Word or Adobe .pdf file. In your cover letter make sure to include your name, contact information, editing experience, and availability. Please include links to your blog, website, and social media sites, if applicable.

Also, please include a statement that explains why you would like to join TL Publishing’s editorial team.

Posted June 20, 2017. Position open until filled.

Fiction Editor

Job Description:

Our Fiction Editor will read, edit, and provide feedback on prose submissions. We need someone with a passion for literature to contribute educated opinions on the qualities of fiction submissions. The Fiction Editor will work closely with the managing editor in developing the fiction section of the Torrid Literature Journal.

Please note that our editors work on a volunteer basis. All editors will be listed in the Masthead section of our website and they will receive a hard copy of each literary journal as it is released. In addition, we will gladly provide letters of recommendation.

Successful candidates will have a good understanding of the various types and forms of poetry as well as a commitment to the vision/mission of the Torrid Literature Journal.

This position can be fulfilled remotely. However, applicants must be able to donate at least a few days per month. The workflow depends on the flow of submissions. Applicants should be familiar with the general content of the Torrid Literature Journal. Please take this into account before applying. Free digital copies are available upon request.

Responsibilities:

Read and comment on fiction submissions and determine suitability for the Torrid Literature Journal

Solicit for new fiction submissions when necessary

Report directly to the managing editor and provide updates/progress reports as necessary

Assist managing editor with additional tasks as needed

Requirements:

Microsoft Word and Excel

Submittable (or willingness to learn)

Internet connectivity & email

Familiarity with prose forms and styles

Ability to meet editorial deadlines

Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

A degree in English or past experience with editing is preferred but not required.

How to Apply:

Please upload your resume and cover letter as a Microsoft Word or Adobe .pdf file. In your cover letter make sure to include your name, contact information, editing experience, and availability. Please include links to your blog, website, and social media sites, if applicable.

Also, please include a statement that explains why you would like to join TL Publishing’s editorial team.

Posted June 20, 2017. Position open until filled.

We have published two anthologies of Christian poetry: Enter the Gateway and The Effects of Grace. 

Our third Christian anthology is now open for submissions. It will be published August 1, 2017. This anthology will contain a collection of poetry that inspires and touches readers from a Christian point of view. Below are the submission guidelines.

Please send a maximum of 5 poems (no fiction).

All work received will automatically be considered for the Torrid Literature Journal. Please send original, unpublished work only. Writers will retain all rights to their work after the anthology is published.

No monetary compensation or royalties will be paid by the publisher. Contributors will receive a free e-copy of the anthology once it is published along with the option to purchase the book in print at a discounted rate (plus shipping). The contributor is welcome to purchase the book for re-sell purposes.

The anthology will be printed as a 6 x 9 inch paperback book. The book will also be available for electronic download. Details on where to purchase and/or download the book will be released at a later time. Submitting your poetry constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined herein.

Questions? Send us an email: christianliterature@torridliterature.com