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 39 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 19 February 2020 and poetry submissions until Thursday 20 February 2020. Submissions of photography and art are currently closed.
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. There is a US$4 service fee for prose submissions and there are 100 free submissions on offer to authors on low incomes. There is no fee for poetry submissions.
For further information visit the Granta website.