After a brief hiatus Granta, one of the world’s most prestigious literary magazines, is again accepting unsolicited prose submissions.
Granta’s history can be traced back to 1889 when a student politics and literature magazine called The Granta was founded at Cambridge University. Since its relaunch 38 years ago, Granta has been a quarterly literary journal, with the aim of publishing the best new writing.
Granta is currently accepting submissions of fiction and non-fiction until Wednesday 13 November 2019. Poetry submissions are currently closed and are expected to reopen in 2020. Submissions of photography and art are open year-round.
There are no strict word limits, though most prose submissions are between 3000 and 6000 words and the editors advise they are unlikely to read more than 10,000 words of any submission.
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Alongside the print edition, the online new writing program publishes stories, poems, essays, interviews, animations and more from established Granta alumni as well as new voices.
All submissions will be considered for both the print and online editions (unless otherwise stipulated in the cover letter). Selection is extremely competitive and only a very small fraction of submissions will be chosen for publication. Reading recent editions of Granta will help you assess whether your work is likely to be a good match.
Writers must submit their work via Submittable and there is a US$4 service fee (fee can be claimed against the cost of a subscription). For further information visit the Granta website.