We're back. We want work that you love and that you're proud of. We want to see the work that you want to see in Wyvern. We want your weird and we want your normal and we want, maybe more than anything, your hovering at the fringe of the two. Read our old stuff, or don't. We're currently accepting fiction, flash fiction, and poetry.

For poetry, we're looking for clusters, for thematic consistency, for suites of poems both within your own submissions and, ultimately, in the whole of what we publish in an issue. We want submissions of three to six poems with a thread that runs through them, with a yarn that weaves a tapestry of them all.

Simultaneous submissions are a-ok, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published material. If you have already submitted for an issue, please wait until the following issue's reading period before submitting again. Regrettably, we are unable to pay at this time.

 

Currently, we are accepting:

FLASH FICTION - Up to 1,000 words. You can submit up to 3 in a single document.

FICTION - Up to 4,000 words.

POETRY - Three to six interconnected poems, totaling no more than 138 lines (six pages at 12pt, doublespaced Times New Roman).


As of 2017, Wyvern Lit publishes new issues biannually (not including theme issues) and is currently online-only.

Rights: If we accept your work, Wyvern Lit acquires First Serial Rights and Internet Rights to showcase your work indefinitely. All rights revert to author at publication, but it would be awesome if you could credit us as the first publisher if your work ends up getting published elsewhere. More on rights here

We're so psyched to read your work. If you've got any questions, give us a shout via email or on Twitter at @wyvernlit.


Submit three to six poems, up to 138 total lines. (That's 138 total lines per submission - not per poem.) If possible, please format this in 12pt, doublespaced Times New Roman.

NoteWyvern Lit is a labor of love. If you'd like to help us out with a "Tip Jar" submission fee, please click here!

Rights: If we accept your work, Wyvern Lit acquires First Serial Rights and Internet Rights to showcase your work indefinitely. All rights revert to author at publication, but it would be awesome if you could credit us as the first publisher if your work ends up getting published elsewhere. More on rights here.
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Submit three to six poems, up to 138 total lines. (That's 138 total lines per submission - not per poem.) If possible, please format this in 12pt, doublespaced Times New Roman.

Note: Running Wyvern Lit is a labor of love. This is the tip jar page, where you can help keep us going with a submission fee. To submit for free, please click here. We hugely appreciate your support, either way.

Rights: If we accept your work, Wyvern Lit acquires First Serial Rights and Internet Rights to showcase your work indefinitely. All rights revert to author at publication, but it would be awesome if you could credit us as the first publisher if your work ends up getting published elsewhere. More on rights here.
Submit your fiction, whether long-form or flash. We're looking for individual stories up to 4,000 words, or you can submit up to three pieces of flash fiction (up to 1,000 words each) in one document.

Note: Wyvern Lit is a labor of love. If you'd like to help us out with a "Tip Jar" submission fee, please click here! Or, for a fee, you can also select the option of getting an expedited response (within 48 hours).


Rights: If we accept your work, Wyvern Lit acquires First Serial Rights and Internet Rights to showcase your work indefinitely. All rights revert to author at publication, but it would be awesome if you could credit us as the first publisher if your work ends up getting published elsewhere. More on rights here.

Submit your fiction, whether long-form or flash. We're looking for individual stories up to 4,000 words, or you can submit up to three pieces of flash fiction (up to 1,000 words each) in one document.

Note: Running Wyvern Lit is a labor of love. This is the tip jar page, where you can help keep us going with a submission fee. To submit for free, please click here. We hugely appreciate your support, either way.


Rights: If we accept your work, Wyvern Lit acquires First Serial Rights and Internet Rights to showcase your work indefinitely. All rights revert to author at publication, but it would be awesome if you could credit us as the first publisher if your work ends up getting published elsewhere. More on rights here.
Ends on May 14, 2017$10.00
$10.00
We're very excited to announce the triumphant return of our flash fiction contest!
Guidelines are simple enough:
  • Up to three flash pieces per submission.
  • Each piece can be up to 1,000 words.
  • $10 USD entry fee.
  • You may enter the contest multiple times, but each will require formal entry and entry fee.
  • Contest will be judged by Brent Rydin, Founding Editor/EIC.
  • Grand Prize winner will receive $250, a personalized Wyvern coffee mug, and publication in Issue Eight (Summer 2017).
  • Three runners-up will receive personalized Wyvern coffee mugs and publication in Issue Eight (Summer 2017).
  • All entries will also be considered for upcoming issues of Wyvern Lit (beginning with Issue Eight, Summer 2017).
  • Submissions close 14 May 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • Winners will be announced on 2 June 2017.
For Wyvern's broader submission guidelines, please click here.

Rights: If we accept your work, Wyvern Lit acquires First Serial Rights and Internet Rights to showcase your work indefinitely. All rights revert to author at publication, but it would be awesome if you could credit us as the first publisher if your work ends up getting published elsewhere. More on rights here.