Door is a Jar Magazine is looking for well-crafted poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama and
artwork for our print and digital publication. Please read over these submission guidelines
carefully and look at our current and archived issues before submitting your work.
Our publication steers away from academic writing and publishes short, conversational works that use familiar language. Each new issue features artists and writers and works that are accessible for all readers.
Submit all work in Times New Roman font size 11
Include the title, publisher, year published, and ISBN
We only accept new, unpublished work. If you have posted something to your website or social media, this counts as being published.
Please provide your name as you would like published, email, mailing address, and a fun 3-sentence bio. (We're not as interested in how many degrees you have, or how widely you've been published. Instead, we want to hear about the real you. We want to know about the little things that spur you along.) Contributors can submit to multiple categories; however, only submit once to each category until you have received our decision about your piece.
You will receive an acceptance or rejection letter from our editorial staff within 6 months from the day of submission.
We accept simultaneous submissions; however, please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. If accepted, please withdraw the piece from other publications.
We reserve first initial publishing rights, and the rights reprint right to use quotes or pieces for promotional use. We do not pay contributors at this time, but we will send out a contributor copy.
Please note that submissions that exceed word counts or maximum amount of material will be disqualified from consideration.
Submissions are only accepted through our website. Any submissions sent directly to our email will be deleted without response.