Midsummer Magazine Open call

Midsummer Magazine Open call

A literary arts magazine focused on the whimsical, surreal, fleeting, romantic, and emotional. For the sweet-toothed, the melancholy, the weirdos; the mischievous fairies, the weary adventurers, the angsty teens, the wandering 20-somethings.

Highlighting prose, poetry, and artwork from creators ages 12-29. 

Issue 3 submissions are open! Deadline to submit is February 29th, 2024.


Accepting prose, poetry, and visual art from creators ages 12-29. 

We want your pieces that dance! Your pieces that inspire, cry, sparkle! Your pieces that make us uncomfortable like a sticky-hot summer; your pieces that make us comfortable like the blanket of a starry summer sky!

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dreammidsummer magazine aims to publish work written by young creators that instills and explores

  • the emotional: whether that is humor, melancholy, wonder, anger, grief, anything else that you feel and hope and cry; 
  • the magical: whether that is fairies, romance, the gothic, first love, anything else you can imagine; 
  • the surreal: whether that is your form, your content, a character’s name, the theme you wish to explore, anything else that means ‘surreal’ to you. 

Please note: while we aim to publish writing and art focusing on the above themes/energies, we’d love to read anything. Also, while we aim to highlight work by younger creators, we invite anyone of any age to submit. Send it our way!

Response time: up to 3 weeks. 


All submissions should be emailed to midsummerlitmag@gmail.com 

  • in the subject line, please list the submission category and your name (e.g., FLASH FICTION, Jane Austen)
  • include your name/pseudonym, age, the title of your piece(s), and, if desired, a brief cover letter 
  • a 3rd person author bio (less than 100 words)
  • any applicable content warnings 
  • file attachment of your work: doc/docx (writing), jpeg/png (art)

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please email us to withdraw your submission if another magazine ends up publishing your piece before we do! 

We do not accept pieces that have been previously published. 

If you have been accepted, please wait 2 submission cycles before submitting again. 

midsummer magazine is not the right home for works with gore or explicit sexual content. 

All work must be human-created without the use of AI.

Art and writing from creators of all backgrounds is welcome here. Do not submit art or writing with any forms of hate or bigotry.


Up to 3 pieces of artwork per submission

All media allowed! We love traditional drawing/painting, digital, photography, and any other mediums


COVER ART: If you would like to have you artwork considered for the cover image, please indicate so in your submission. Cover art ideally is in 8.5’x5.5′ dimensions, but is not required to be so.

Website link for apply: https://www.midsummermagazine.com/submit

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