How long should my submission be?
For poetry, 5 poems or less, no matter the length. 
For prose, we are flexible.

Do you accept novel excerpts?
Yes.

Can the submission be previously published?
No.

Do you accept simultaneous submissions?
Yes. If your work has been accepted by another publication, please let us know by adding a note to your submission.

What are you looking for?
We are open to reading writing in any genre. Send us original work; get our attention. 

How do I publish non fiction in Cosmonauts Avenue?
Please send your pitches for essays, creative non fiction, interviews and reviews to cosmonautsavenue@gmail.com. 

Ends on May 1, 2017$12.00
$12.00

CA is thrilled to announce that our inaugural Non Fiction Prize is now open for submissions! Our judge (deep breath)... Roxane Gay!

What are we looking for? We love writing that is personal, necessary, darkly funny, unfunny, candid, unique, upsetting, untold, includes in-depth research into Channing Chatum's abs (kidding but not?) – writing that is deeply good and deeply you.

The winner will receive $500 and publication in Cosmonauts Avenue.

Deadline: May 1st, 2017

About the Judge: Roxane Gay’s writing appears  in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, and Difficult Women and Hunger forthcoming in 2017. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel.

GUIDELINES

  • Maximum 15 double-spaced pages.
  • Essays must be previously unpublished.
  • We accept (and encourage) entries from all ages and countries
  • All entries should be in a standard typeface and 12pt font, unless the style demands otherwise
  • One essay maximum per entry.
  • A $12USD reading fee must accompany each entry.
  • Winners will be notified in June 2017.
  • Multiple entries are permissible, as long as they are accompanied by separate reading fees.
  • All submissions will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge will read manuscripts blind.

Please submit no more than 5 poems. Poetry in any language will be considered along its English translation.

Translations:
  • The responsibility for clearing rights and permissions for translated works, and the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator.
  • Please note that copyright law varies from country to country and that it can take time to clear permissions.

  • We are open to all kinds of fiction, and especially international work.

    Translation:
    The responsibility for clearing rights and permissions for translated works, and the payment of any related fees, lies with the translator.
  • Please note that copyright law varies from country to country and that it can take time to clear permissions.


  • Cosmonauts Avenue is an online monthly literary magazine. We publish fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, and more, from writers around the world, in English and in translation. Submissions are free and always will be. This is one way we hope to remain accessible to all writers, whether new or emerging or established. We are committed to providing a platform for folks who are marginalized in the literary community, including but not limited to people of color, ciswomen, trans men and women, nonbinary people, members of the LGBQA community, and differently abled people. We want to elevate underrepresented voices and include a wide range of identities and experiences. We want work that pays careful attention to craft while remaining urgent and surprising. As Beyoncé might say, we want your most flawless work. We can’t wait to read it. We believe in you.