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Submission Guidelines

Lida Literary Magazine seeks to print your previously unpublished work in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and artwork. We value honest and unapologetic storytelling.

We encourage, seek and prioritize diverse voices. We urge BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Colour), women, LGBTQ+, those with mental illnesses, persons with disabilities and any marginalized groups of people to submit with us. We promise to treat your writing and artwork with care and respect.

We do not accept work that is derogatory, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or dehumanizing in any way, shape or form.


Please submit your work to with the subject heading: "[LAST NAME] – [GENRE] SUBMISSION: ISSUE 03."

In the body of your email include a 50-word (max) bio, with your first and last name and contact information. Please do not include bio in any attachments. For examples of bios, see our Contributors section in Issue 01 + 02.

Ensure to submit fiction and creative non-fiction as an attachment in 12 point Times New Roman, double spaced with no page numbers, names or personal information. The same requirements go for poetry, unless style/form demands otherwise.

Max page count for all fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and artwork is 6 pages.

Simultaneous submissions are welcomed - we encourage writers to share their work through as many outlets as possible!

While we were hoping to be able to continue as we have in the past, we have not garnered enough donations to do so. We will be publishing Issue 03 as digital only. It also saddens us that we will not be able to pay contributors for Issue 03. We value your important work and hope to re-instate contributor payment in the next issue. Thank you for your understanding.

If you'd like to donate to us, you can do so in the shop - thank you!!