Bloodroot Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

This established online journal relaunched in 2016, and since then, they’ve published one new edition each year. Founded initially as a print journal featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Bloodroot is now an artfully attractive digital magazine with work worldwide. Though Bloodroot is still a cornerstone for the Upper Valley literary community, the magazine draws readers and writers worldwide.

To get a sense of their style, you can read past issues online, but please note that previous issues have featured rotating editors. This means their aesthetic might vary. The next issue is the first overseen by a permanent editor.

Bloodroot publishes once a year online. Although it’s a digital journal, they offer a printable PDF that can easily be folded into a chapbook. They’re also currently collecting a print anthology of Bloodroot’s best online work.

Bloodroot Vol 12 Issue Cover

How to Submit to Bloodroot

Bloodroot is open to submissions now through December 15, 2020. And here’s what you need to know:

  • Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit ten to twelve pages.
  • Poets may submit three to five pages.
  • Authors of experimental work or creators of digital projects may query with a one-page proposal.

The magazine asks authors to not submit more than once per reading period and to give them three to five months to respond. They do not pay their authors at this time.

Bloodroot accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published manuscripts.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Bloodroot, please visit their website here.

Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

And if you are accepted, please let me know! I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.

Stay safe, everyone.

Until next time.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


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