Literary Issue Deadline Extension (August 1)
Call for Submissions
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: Monday, August 1, 2022
Thank you to the many who have already submitted and shared! If you have not heard back from us at all, please send your email again—we may have missed it!
Happy feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel!
Gaudium, the Catholic web magazine, is seeking submissions for our first Autumn Literary Issue. We welcome Catholic poetry, short stories, creative writing, creative non-fiction, and literary analysis that focuses on Catholic writers and perspectives. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Short memoirs, poetry, short stories, or other creative works that showcase the Christian interior or exterior life (in whatever form that takes)
Literary analysis driven by a Catholic perspective
Catholic philosophy that addresses perspectives on the uses of literature or interpretations of texts; or otherwise related to Catholic literature or writing
Submissions ought to be original works that have not been previously published, including in personal blogs or collections.
If you submit a longer piece (~3,000 words or more), please consider formatting or splitting it into parts for ease of publication and reading.
How to Submit
Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day on Monday, August 1.
Accepted formats are Word or Google Doc, PDF, or text in the body of an email. Please be sure the text is easily copied from the document.
In the subject heading, include “Literary Issue Submission.” In the body of the email, be sure to include:
your first and last name
contact information (if different from your email address)
a 1-2 sentence author bio in the third person, with your preferred author name (pen or real)
For literary issue submissions, you may optionally include a brief “author statement” explaining or reflecting on your work. Please limit the statement to a short paragraph (3-5 sentences).
Regular magazine submissions are accepted around the year. For more details, see our About Page!