Vast Literary Press

Type Of Organization
(402) 380-4334
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Vast strives to be an engaged literary press that explores the expansive human experience and celebrates complex, diverse voices. Our mission is to publish bold work, champion distinct artists, and cultivate literary community.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Jen Ippensen
Contact Title
Co-Editor in Chief
Submissions Policy
Submission Guidelines The Basics * Vast Chasm publishes bold work that explores the expansive human experience, including flash and short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and other nonconforming work. * We read year round, on a rolling basis, for our quarterly online issues. * Submissions are reviewed only through Submittable, where specific guidelines for each genre are provided. * Please send only one piece at a time and wait to hear back before trying us again. * We value accessibility and do not charge a submission fee. * We happily consider simultaneous submissions. Life is short. Just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere, so we can update our queue and celebrate your success. * Send us your previously unpublished work as a .doc or .docx in an easily readable format. For a nontraditional piece, you may opt to submit a .pdf. * Please include a 3rd person bio of no more than 100 words. * We will thoughtfully consider your work and typically respond within 3 months. * Vast Chasm is a paying market. Currently, we are able to offer $50 per published piece. Additional Details * We care about content, not formatting, but if you’re wondering what we consider readable, 12-point Times New Roman works well. * Know your rights: Vast Literary Press acquires First North American Serial Rights and Archival Rights. Following publication, copyright reverts to the author. Learn more here. * We strive to cultivate a safe and inclusive literary community. You can read our statement here. * Art should be accessible. Please email us if you run into any issues while submitting or accessing our content. * If you haven’t heard from us within our usual response time of 3 months, feel free to check with us by emailing [email protected]
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