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Wyvern Lit

Wyvern Lit



Submissions are currently closed.

Reopening Winter 2018/2019. Stay tuned!


General Submission Guidelines

We want writing that you love and that you're proud of. We want to see the work that you want to see in Wyvern. We want your outlandish and your commonplace, your worldly and your otherworldly, your liminal, your joy and heartbreak and revolution and rage and stillness. Read our old stuff, or don't. (Although you're missing out if you don't.)

Currently, we publish fiction, flash fiction, and poetry.

For poetry, we look for clusters, for thematic consistency, for suites of poems both within your own submissions and, ultimately, in the whole of what we publish in an issue. We want submissions of three to six poems with a thread that runs through them, with a yarn that weaves a tapestry of them all.

Simultaneous submissions are a-ok, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published material. If you have already submitted for an issue, please wait until the following issue's reading period before submitting again. Regrettably, we are unable to pay at this time.

Please include a third-person bio, 300 words or less, in the cover letter section.


Currently, we accept:

FLASH FICTION - Up to 1,000 words. You can submit up to 3 in a single document.

FICTION - Up to 4,000 words.

POETRY - Three to six interconnected poems, totaling no more than 138 lines.


Beginning in 2019, Wyvern Lit will be publishing new issues biannually (not including theme issues) and is currently online-only.

Rights: If we accept your work, Wyvern Lit acquires First Serial Rights and Internet Rights to showcase your work indefinitely. All rights revert to author at publication, but it would be awesome if you could credit us as the first publisher if your work ends up getting published elsewhere. More on rights here

We're so psyched to read your work. If you've got any questions, give us a shout via our contact page or on Twitter at @wyvernlit.