Submissions: OPEN NOVEMBER 29 2023 @12pm PST and CLOSE DECEMBER 24 @11:59pm PST

This submission period: Rejects

Rejects. This submission period we want to see you rework your previous writing that has been rejected for submission, or simply rejected by you! Send us a before and after shots and let’s see how rejection inspires you!

* Submissions that do not adhere to our guidelines and standards will not be read, please read through carefully*

What Are We Looking For?

Literature Undressed is looking for works that make us think, and leave us scratching our heads. We want to have our heart strings tugged, and our souls leave us to visit new worlds we've never seen before. If you're reading this and thinking I don't know if my work does that.. should I submit? If it's creative writing your submission is welcome here.

We have a focus in short stories of fiction, however we also accept creative non-fiction pieces such as personal essays, memoirs, and biographies, and academic essays. Basically, if you have a story to tell we want to hear it. 

We accept works across all genres; this however, does not include works that incite hate or violence. If your work contains the promotion of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, etc. it will be dismissed. 

**Note** While we do accept all genres, some months will have focuses on specific genres and/or prompts. This information can be found on the home page and at the top of this page. If there is no specific theme or prompt mentioned then we are accepting open submissions.

How Do I Submit?

Step 1: 
1. Choose your work you want to submit.
2. Make sure the work is edited and ready for publication
3. Save your files as a Word or Pages document

Step 2:
1.  Fill out the publication contract found here
2. Convert (contract) files to PDF

Step 3:
1. Compose email with publication you are applying for as subject ex. TEXTURE 2023 - FICTION
2. Write short "about me" into body of email, please include where you are from/currently residing (can be simply country)
3. Send email to

Submission Guidelines

Please make sure to follow the proper submission guidelines; submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be read. With that said, if you are unable to follow the proper guidelines for any reason please give a brief description of why in the body of your email.

Submissions are to be submitted in Times New Roman 12 point font, single spaced (this does not apply to artistic stylization). Submissions must be submitted in a Word or Pages format, if this is not possible Google Docs is permitted. PDF is NOT accepted. A completed contract must be attached to your email, failure to fill out and submit this contract form will result in your submission not being read. Submissions should also be proofread and edited before being submitted. 

While we do not currently have a page or character limit for our submissions we do ask that you keep in mind that this is for a print magazine. Larger submissions will lower your chances of being accepted for publication. 

Submissions Checklist

  • 12-point font, WORD or PAGES document of submission
  • About the author write up/where you are from
  • FILLED OUT PDF of contract
  • Proper subject headline


How much does it cost to submit?
Answer: Nothing! Submission to Literature Undressed is completely free.
Am I paid if my work is chosen for publication?
Answer: Unfortunately, as we are a fully non-profit, volunteer based company we are unable to pay authors for their submissions. However, we do hope to eventually build to a place where we are able to, and hope that you will join us on this journey.
What rights do I still hold?
Literature Undressed is committed to opening a space for writers to share theirs voices, not to take that voice from you. We hold First Publication Rights, meaning you still hold all copy rights and the ownership of your work. With this we hold rights to publication for 30 days after your work has been published and then you are free to be published elsewhere, we do ask, however, that you acknowledge your publication with us in any future publications of your published work.

Artwork Submissions

While Literature Undressed will no longer be accepting artwork for our site, The Undressed Society Publishing House is open to artwork submissions for our quarterly print magazine. Check out USPH's submissions for more information on submission schedules, guidelines, and themes. 
Literature Undressed acknowledges that the land on which we are based is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil- Waututh) Nations.