Door is a Jar Magazine is looking for well-crafted poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and artwork 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.


We only accept new, unpublished work. If you have posted something to your website or social media, this counts as being published.

Contributors can submit to multiple categories; however, only submit once to each category until you have received our decision about your piece.

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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 then all rights revert back to the author. We do not pay contributors at this time.

Please note that submissions that exceed word counts or maximum amount of material will be disqualified from consideration


​Upload your submissions to Submittable with the category you are submitting to and your first and last name as the filename.


Within the cover letter please include your full name, contact info, 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.)


Submit up to 3-5 poems.

Each poem should not exceed one page in length.

Submit up to 2 pieces of flash fiction.

Each individual piece should not exceed 1,000 words.

Submit up to 2 pieces of flash nonfiction.

Each individual piece should not exceed 1,000 words.

Following the Standard American Format, submit up to 2 short plays.

Each play should not exceed two pages in length.
Submit up to 3-5 photos, drawings, paintings or digital artwork attached as one PDF or JPEG file.
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