Chautauqua Literary Journal submission guidelines and market information

Chautauqua Literary Journal



Chautauqua Literary Journal Submission Guidelines

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Submitting Your Work to Chautauqua Literary Journal

Before submitting to Chautauqua Literary Journal

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Chautauqua Literary Journal by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Chautauqua Literary Journal or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Chautauqua Literary Journal guidelines:

The qualities we seek include a mastery of craft, attention to vivid and accurate language, a true lyric “ear,” an original and compelling vision, and strong narrative instinct. Above all, we value work that is intensely personal, yet somehow implicitly comments on larger public concerns — work that answers every reader’s most urgent question: Why are you telling me this? The journal is released once per year and feels more like an anthology. Each issue has four sections: Life of the Spirit, Life in Art, Life Lessons, and Life at Leisure. In addition, there is a section for young writers aged 12 to 18: Young Voices.

If you are unfamiliar with our journal, please consider purchasing an issue to best understand its structure.

Submission Guidelines Details for Chautauqua Literary Journal

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: Experimental, Mainstream

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Updated October 8, 2020