The editors at Sweet understand that there are good works that get overlooked, and that often our decisions are based not just on quality but also on taste. That said: Sweet publishes emerging and established writers three times a year--September, January, and May. 

Sweet seeks only poetry and creative nonfiction and anything in between. Sorry, fiction writers! Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work has been taken by another literary journal (we'd like to be the first to congratulate you). 

Our preferred submission size is 3-5 poems. For creative non-fiction, we prefer 2-3 short-short creative nonfiction pieces or one longer one. Essays should not exceed 1,500 words total.  

Along with your attachment, please include a brief cover letter and bio with your submission. Also, after sending us a portfolio of work, please wait to hear back before sending another.

**Regular poetry submissions are CLOSED for the month of June, during which we are only accepting submissions to our poetry contest.**

*** We have closed CNF submissions for the summer and will reopen in the fall (September 1). We're grateful for the abundance of quality work you've been sending us. We'll be using the summer to improve our response times and (eventually, briefly) give our readers a much-deserved break. ***


Sweet welcomes submissions of previously unpublished nonfiction cartoons, graphic narratives and photo essays that demonstrate both artistic and literary merit. We are interested in traditional forms and new innovative techniques. Submissions can be in color or black and white. Please format submission in a single .doc, as a .pdf or a .jpg series.
Please attach 3-5 poems in a single Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) document.
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