Cosmonauts Avenue publishes on the last day of each month. We are currently seeking poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and comics/graphic stories.

For excerpts of forthcoming works, please make a note with your publication date in your cover letter.

We request that you grant us first serial rights. After your piece is published the rights will revert back to you. If you choose to republish your work, please do credit Cosmonauts Avenue.


  • We cannot accept more than one submission at a time, once every 8 months. Submissions will only be considered through Submittable.

  • Only include your bio and personal information in your cover letter.

  • POETRY: Submit up to 5 poems in a single document. Long poems and excerpts of unpublished works will be considered.

  • FICTION: Submit up to 5,000 words in .doc, or .docx format. Flash fiction and excerpts are welcome.

  • NONFICTION: Submit up to 5,000 words in .doc, or .docx format. Creative nonfiction, memoir, and essays will be considered.

  • We are not currently accepting reviews.

  • For interviews, please pitch us at

  • If the piece is time-sensitive, please note that in the subject line of your email.

  • You should hear back about your submission in approximately 3 months. Please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere.