Literature for Life, an influential L.A.-based online literary journal, has issued a call for submissions to curate prose and poetry from local writers.
Each issue showcases a collection of contemporary fiction and nonfiction stories, articles, essays, short plays and poems traversing various genres. Each work is coupled with custom-made lesson plans used in the classroom as well as original illustrations designed mainly by local artists.
Literature for Life accepts prose and poetry in all genres written by authors of diverse backgrounds and varying ages. Most work is produced by Los Angeles based writers and set in Los Angeles, though sometimes the editors do accept work by non-local writers.
Word length: no minimum or maximum word count.
Age Appropriateness: all submissions must be suitable for use in a high school classroom.
Payment: $100 per story or poem.
If published in Literature for Life, the editors will ask local writers to guest speak in classrooms when students study their stories. Teachers select stories they will teach and the publication’s staff will notify writers to arrange a date to speak.
Deadline to submit to the next issue (Issue # 6) is November 6, 2017.
Read the journal’s submission guidelines.