Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine

Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Founded in 2015, Door is a Jar Magazine print and digital publication of poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, drama, artwork and book reviews. Our publication focuses on writing that is accessible for all readers. We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey. Furthermore, we celebrate the diversity of our readers, artists and writers; no matter one's social class, race, sexual orientation, lifestyle, religion, gender, education or experience, we want to publish your work and we invite you to read our publications. It is our hope that you will join us by submitting work, or by simply reading our current or archived issues. You can now find us on the newsstand nationwide with the other literary magazines in Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, independent bookstores, airports, and waiting rooms nationwide

Social Media Platforms Used
twitter and instagram @doorisajarmag
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Maxwell Bauman
Contact Title
Owner/ Editor-In-Chief
fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art
Submissions Policy
Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine is looking for well-crafted poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, artwork, and book reviews for our print and digital publication. Please read over these submission guidelines carefully and look at our current and archived issues before submitting your work. Our publication steers away from academic writing and publishes short, conversational works that use familiar language. Each new issue features artists and writers and works that are accessible for all readers. Submit all work in Times New Roman font size 11 We only accept new, unpublished work. If you have posted something to your website or social media, this counts as being published. For book reviews, please include the title, publisher, year published, and ISBN. Please provide your name as you would like published, email, mailing address, and a fun 3-sentence bio. (We're not as interested in how many degrees you have, or how widely you've been published. Instead, we want to hear about the real you. We want to know about the little things that spur you along.) Contributors can submit to multiple categories; however, only submit once to each category until you have received our decision about your piece. Under the "Title(s)" section, please list all the titles of the pieces you are submitting, and not something general like "My Poems". Make sure you are consistent with how you present the titles in your attached document and in this space. Do not send in writing or art that was created using Artificial Intelligence. Submitting work generated by A.I. technology will be considered as plagiarism. You will receive an acceptance or rejection letter from our editorial staff within 6 months from the day of submission.​ We accept simultaneous submissions; however, please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. If accepted, please withdraw the piece from other publications. ​ We reserve first initial publishing rights, and the rights reprint right to use quotes or pieces for promotional use. We do not pay contributors at this time, but we will send out a contributor copy. ​ Please note that submissions that exceed word counts or maximum amount of material will be disqualified from consideration. ​ Submissions are only accepted through our website. Any submissions sent directly to our email will be deleted without response. If you have trouble uploading your file, the problem could have been an issue when saving, which corrupted the file, or your computer could have virus. The best way around this is to copy and paste the document into a new .docx and trying to submit again. Please check our website for the most up-to-date guidelines
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
1 - 6 months
Author Payments
At the end of each year, Door Is A Jar Magazine honors two contributors that best represented the year's submissions
Number Of Unpaid Staff
Year Founded
Average Print Run
Total Circulation
Paid Subscriptions
Single Copy Price
Total Number Of Issues Published
Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
5.375 - 8.375
Average Number Of Pages
Maxwell Bauman
Founder/ Owner/ Editor-In-Chief
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
I founded the magazine in 2015
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
We have our Editor-In-Chief, who is also the Art Director, our Managing Editor, who is the Fiction/ Nonfiction Editor, and our Poetry/ Drama Editor.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Let us know how and where you first heard of us, or if there was a particular piece that spoke to you. And if you can't fit all of your titles into the "title" section on the submission form, please include them in your cover letter.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
We only accept submissions through our website. Any submissions sent directly to our email will no be considered for publication. Submissions always open all year and free
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Our publication focuses on writing that is accessible for all readers. We publish well-crafted writing that has cadence, personality, and uses familiar language to take readers on a journey.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Carefully review our guidelines before submitting. Consider reading some of our past issues to see what kind of work we publish.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Anyone who loves discovering new voices and perspectives