Litbreak is open for submissions year-round but with a limit of fifty unpaid submissions per month. Tip Jar submissions are always allowed. We accept submissions only through Submittable. Recommended word limit is 3,500. A larger word count makes acceptance less likely. For poetry submissions, please submit up to five poems and we will either accept or decline them as a group. Withdrawals from a poetry submission may result in the decline of the remaining submission.

Litbreak Magazine, founded in December of 2015 by Jason Chambers and edited by Dennis Haritou, publishes a wide mix of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. All submissions to Litbreak must be previously unpublished. 

We aim to present as diverse a mix as possible of geographic area, gender and ethnicity. To enhance literary diversity, all contributing writers can be published on Litbreak only once. Litbreak accepts simultaneous submissions but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 

Please present your submission as a Word doc. We do not accept PDFs. If you present us with a PDF, your submission will be declined. Please use 12 Point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced with no page numbers, if possible.

We will ask for confirmation from the writer if your work is accepted. All submitters must be at least 18 years of age. The biographies of accepted writers may be edited on account of length. All writers must submit their work directly. Submission by third parties is not allowed.

We do not allow editing after submission. If you wish to re-edit your work after submission, then withdraw it and resubmit later if you wish. Submissions that contain multiple parts must remain intact. No portion of the submission should be withdrawn except by withdrawing the whole submission. 

Editorial note: Although Litbreak is an American publication, we retain British Standard English if the source document employs it.

Thanks for keeping our celebration of literary diversity alive with the submission of your work!

Dennis Haritou


Litbreak Magazine


We do not distinguish between free and tip jar submissions in our acceptance process. 

Please send one single file.

Best wishes with your writing!

Litbreak Magazine