American Chordata

Type Of Organization
(720) 280-5835
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
American Chordata is an award-winning, biannual magazine of bright voices in fiction, nonfiction essay, and poetry, as well as art and photography. We are founded on the belief that a good literary & arts magazine can celebrate sophisticated design and earnest expression on the same 5.5 by 8.5 page. We seek work that is brave, illuminating, and emotionally detailed.

Social Media Platforms Used
facebook, instagram
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Alison Lewis
Contact Title
Submissions Policy
American Chordata seeks short works of original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We have no formal word limits or stylistic constraints but look for work that is brave, illuminating, and emotionally detailed. We also welcome art and photography submissions. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but we hope you’ll let us know if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere. If accepted for publication, we ask for first serial rights to publish and distribute your story, essay, or poem(s) in the English language, in print and electronic formats, throughout the world.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Author Payments
Year Founded
Average Print Run
Total Circulation
500 print, 10,000 web