Litbreak is open for submissions year-round but with a limit of fifty submissions per month. Please submit from the first of the month onward if you are shut out of the previous month.
Litbreak Magazine, founded in December of 2015 by Jason Chambers and edited by Dennis Haritou, publishes a wide mix of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, reviews and poetry. We aim to present as diverse a mix as possible of geographic area, gender and ethnicity. We also accept unpublished novel excerpts. All work submitted must be previously unpublished.
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. Please use 12 Point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced.
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, or to focus on purely literary experience.
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. If you submit a group of poems, you cannot withdraw individual poems from the group but can withdraw the whole submission if you wish. We prefer to present poems in groups since that gives a better idea of the poet's vision.
Editorial note: Although Litbreak is an American publication, we accept British Standard English if the source document employs it.
Thanks for keeping our celebration of literary diversity alive with the submission of your work!
We do not distinguish between free and tip jar submissions in our acceptance process.
Please send one single file.
Best wishes with your writing!
Stories or excerpts from novels can be of any length. For practical purposes, we suggest a limit of 10,000 words but don't require it. Both flash fiction and extended stories are welcome. For novel excerpts, you might want to include a synopsis that sets up the context of the excerpt, so that the excerpt doesn't have to be a stand alone piece. If adding such an introduction, please keep it brief. It may not be included if the editor thinks it's unnecessary.
All work submitted must be previously unpublished.
Poems can be of any length. If some verse lines are exceptionally long, it may necessary to have a line break. But this usually doesn't happen. If we encounter a problem with online formatting we will let you know. We recognize and cherish that the layout of the poem is part of the art. If you wish, you may submit up to 5 poems on one submission.
Litbreak prefers to publish poems in sets, to give a better idea of the poet's range. So if you submit five poems and we accept, we will want them all.
We don't allow the withdrawal of individual poems from a submission. If you wish, you can withdraw the whole submission if poems are accepted elsewhere.
We suggest but don't require Essays, Creative Non Fiction, Film, Music and other Reviews should be from 500 to 1,500 words.