Unleash Lit champions authentic storytellers across diverse communities.
Please submit only one piece of prose or up to five (5) poems or photographs at a time. All poems may be submitted in a single document. Fiction and creative nonfiction may be up to 2,000 words. Multiple prose submissions will be accepted but must be submitted separately.
Photos and art are accepted as jpeg and png., and up to five (5) images are allowed in a single submission. Include a third-person bio of up to 200 words.
Please no AI-generated work. We plan to host an AI-focused contest soon. In the meantime, if you’d like to submit AI-generated work and feel strongly about it, please consider writing an essay about why, and submitting that instead.
Unleash Lit acquires the non-exclusive right to include your work online and in our archives. Upon publication, rights revert to the author. We are unable to pay for submissions currently, but we will actively support our writers and nominate select manuscripts for awards.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Reprints are accepted if the author maintains rights to the work.