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 October 31, 2017$12.00 - 14.00
$12.00 - 14.00
We've got some big news... Cosmonauts Avenue is thrilled to announce that 🌜 the 2017 fiction prize🌛  is now open for submissions!

Our judge is the incredible 🦋 Porochista Khakpour 🦋, author of the forthcoming memoir Sick (Harper Perennial, May 2018), and the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 "Best Book of the Year" according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove, 2007).

What kinda fiction are we looking for? Whether it's the dystopic near future, an epistolary love story, autofiction, coming of age, a tale of two puppies, a story of war on another planet or one about being human in 2017, we want work that elevates and amplifies underrepresented voices, work that is warm, thoughtful, dark, light, devastating, funny, & necessary.

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

Submission fee: $12
Deadline: October 31st, 2017


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.