There are presently no open calls for submissions.

GRIFFEL aims to publish the finest in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and art.

We welcome submissions year-round. Our typical response time is four months, though we may take longer on occasion. We encourage submissions from writers of all identities, living anywhere, published and unpublished. Authors previously published in GRIFFEL should wait for at least three issues before submitting their work again. 

Authors retain rights to their work from the time of publication in GRIFFEL.

Submitted work must be previously unpublished, both in print and online.

GRIFFEL is a small and independently-run magazine, so, unfortunately, we cannot offer payment to our writers at this stage - though we do hope to do so as the publication grows.


We accept fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid works, each piece should be less than 1000 words long. For poetry, submit poems 30 lines or less.


Please submit up to three poems, which should total no more than ten manuscript pages, at a time.


Submissions should be no more than forty double-spaced pages. 

Literary Nonfiction

Submissions should be no more than forty double-spaced pages.

Literary translations

The author's name, translator’s name, and translator’s contact information should appear at the top of every poem. Please include a brief (150-200 word) introduction to the poet whose work you have translated.


We accept 1 act plays.


GRIFFEL is looking for portfolios of artwork to feature in upcoming issues. We consider all forms of art.