Submissions to Issue 14 are open until December 15.

General Guidelines

Send all submissions to with the subject line “Name Category Submission” (i.e. “Charlie Brown Poetry Submission”). In the email body, please include a short, third-person bio along with your attached submission file. We accept submissions from anyone from anywhere in the world, but we especially encourage younger writers and artists (ages 14-25) to submit!

Submissions should reflect the mission of Minute Magazine: to examine life under the microscope. In other words, some aspect of your submission should involve an insightful observation about a seemingly ordinary object or idea. Tell us about the rust on a coin, the oranges on your dinner table, your friend’s hair between your fingers. Tell us what makes the little things in life so magical.

Minute publishes quarterly and submissions are welcome year-round. Minute reserves First North American Serial Rights, and all rights revert back to the author upon publication; however, we ask that you credit Minute as the place where your work first appeared. We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. We unfortunately cannot pay contributors.

Category Guidelines

Poetry: Send 1-3 poems in individual Word or PDF documents. Each poem should be 2 pages maximum. Please title your documents with “Title by Name” (i.e. “Sunflowers by John Doe”).

Prose: Send 1 prose piece in a Word or PDF document. Any genre of prose is okay: fiction, essay, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, etc. Please title your documents with “Title by Name” (i.e. “Sunflowers by John Doe”). Nothing too long, please (1500 words max—after all, this is the Minute Magazine).

Art: Send 1-3 photos of your artwork attached as JPGs. All mediums are accepted (paintings, drawings, digital art, sculpture, photography, etc). Please title your attachments with “Title by Name” (i.e. “Sunflowers by John Doe”). Remember that the artwork should attempt to portray the beauty in a seemingly ordinary object. Artists can choose to include a one-paragraph artist statement.

You may submit in more than one category, but if you do so, please send your submissions in separate emails and follow the specific guidelines for each category. Our response time is usually within one to two months. Regardless of whether your work is accepted or not, keep thinking, writing, and appreciating life’s hidden beauty. Send all questions, comments, and submissions to We look forward to reviewing your work!