Our reading period is currently open.

​Submissions must be original, unpublished fiction, flash fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.

All submissions should be submitted via this form and should not exceed 8,000 words in length.

We accept single poems, though we suggest you submit between 3 to 6 poems as a group.

Prose manuscripts should be double-spaced with the author's name, contact info, the classification of the piece (flash fiction, nonfiction, etc.) and the word count clearly listed at the top of the first page. When submitting please also include a brief bio with your notes.

We look for thoughtfully crafted and immersive literary experiences—with special attention being paid to work that conveys a modern American theme, perspective, or experience. Above all we are impressed with fresh ideas and captivating storytelling. Because our focus is on quality of work, the number of pieces published in each issue will vary.

When we accept a submission for publication, we will only request first-publication rights. (Once we’ve published it, the rights revert back to you and you can publish it elsewhere or in your own collection.)

Works entered into our contests are automatically considered for publication.

We accept simultaneous submissions and ask that you please notify us immediately to withdraw the piece from consideration if it has been accepted elsewhere.

For any submission related questions please contact editors@thedigitalamericana(dot)com.

Any notifications pertaining to our ongoing/seasonal reading period will be kept to minimum.