Regrettably, we are no longer accepting submissions, but please spend some time among the wonder that we have loved over the years and peruse our archives.

Buried Letter Press

proudly accepts both art and criticism!

We enjoy literary journalism, artistic explication, as well as fine, creative works of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, play-writing, and visual art. Send us anything you think we might fancy or our readers might enjoy. Oh, and drink recipes, yes!

Buried Letter Press is looking to publish thoughtful essays and articles that address ideas concerning art and the world alongside carefully crafted artistic expressions or experiments.

We also publish
• Reviews
• Interviews/ Inter-reviews
• Multimedia/modal articles


Review Editor
C/O Buried Letter Press
28514 Buck Road
Beloit, Oh

SUBMIT via our submittable account here:

Submittable with love…

Single space all written work. All text should be in a standard font.

Our page length depends on the submission and the issue. We want to find the right fit and presentation for accepted work. Typically, though, we encourage 1-7 pages at a maximum.

A professional cover letter is encouraged, but not required.

There is no reading fee (excluding contests).

Buried Letter Press publishes on a bimonthly basis and has a rolling submission policy. 

Multiple submissions welcome: The editors will get to your work as fast as they can. Allow 30-90 days for a response; inquire after 120 although we pride ourselves in responding sooner. Send all inquiries to Managing Editor Rob Balla at

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Please notify us immediately if your submitted work has been accepted elsewhere for publication.

Buried Letter Press does not take previously published work, which means anywhere, blog, tumblr, website, Facebook, etc.

Upon acceptance, Buried Letter Press takes first-time North American Serial Rights. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. Buried Letter Press may use any published material on its site or affiliations for promotional purposes. Should the accepted work appear elsewhere after its initial publication in Buried Letter Press, be sure to list us as the original publisher.

Buried Letter Press does not pay upon acceptance or publication, but we will promote you and your talents.

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