All submitted work will be considered for publication in our annual print journal (published in late spring) or the year-round digital version.
  • We do not charge a reading fee.
  • Our preferences: Prose under 4,000 words; reviews under 500 words; poetry under 75 lines. Oddities may be of any size or scope.
  • Our average response time is 4-6 weeks.
  • We do not consider previously published work unless we directly solicit it from you.
  • Each contributor of the print journal will receive one complimentary copy of the issue.
  • Published work will be nominated for Best of the Net, Pushcart, and other awards.
  • Authors whose work particularly grabs us might be invited to participate in our Visiting Writers Forum, a reading and conversation author series:
  • Please direct any journal-related questions to our email

Shift is currently open for submissions!

For information about the Creative Writing major and minor at Ringling College of Art and Design: