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! We read submissions all-year. 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.
Ends on December 1, 2017
Please send 2-3 short-shorts or one longer creative nonfiction in a single Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) document. Essays should not exceed 1,500 words total.

We've been extremely fortunate and have received an overwhelming number of quality submissions this past year. In fact, we've gotten so many that we're going to be closing our CNF submissions on December 1, 2017, and they will reopen on June 1, 2018.

It's our hope this will shorten both the time between acceptance and publication and also our response time.

Thank you for your support for these past 10 (10!) years. We're excited to read your work.
Please attach 3-5 poems in a single Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) document.
Sweet welcomes submissions of previously unpublished nonfiction cartoons, graphic narratives and photo essays that demonstrate both artistic and literary merit.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.