Literature From The Street, For The People


All submissions can be made via submittable. Extensive guidelines are there too.


What are you looking for?

We are looking for Edge. Words about The Struggle. Words about The Gutters. Everyday people. Everyday things. Working 9-5. Or 9-7. Or 24/7 because that's how it is sometimes. How to raise a kid in this. How to maintain a relationship. The balance. The dizzying. The emotions that come out. The emotions that are repressed. Where did this all come from? Your childhood tales. Your families woes. And the things that salvage. Of course it's all worth it. Because of where you came from.

What do you publish?

Flash Fiction- 300-1000 words
Short Stories- 1000-6000 words
Nonfiction- 500-6000 words
Poetry- Up to 3 poems
Manuscripts- up to 100,000 words. Primarily we are looking for Literary Fiction and Poetry Collections, but we are often surprised by what we like. It's hard to put categories on things.

When do you publish?

We will publish as frequently as possible. This depends largely on the quality of submissions.

Do you pay?

We are saving to do so! We are a new press with a numerous running costs. As soon as we can we will give back financially to our authors.

Do you accept multiple and simultaneous submissions?

Yes to both!

What are The 2022 StreetLit Prizes in Literature and Art?

The 2022 StreetLit Prizes in Literature and Art are the inaugural StreetLit Press prizes established upon Press Launch. Both Prizes come with a $300 payment and publication online with StreetLit. You can enter as many times as you want- just remember to submit multiple pieces separately to account for reading fees.

What is 'Legacy'?

Legacy is a concept to get first-time writers their first publication. It is a place to ADVERTISE your work, when, let's face it, literature is so highly subjective that it can be difficult to place your work because of guidelines and boxes that words don't always fit into. It is a leg-up. Something to get the ball rolling.

- $29 for a guaranteed publication on our Legacy page for 1-year ($19 for art).
- One publication per person.
- Minor editing is accepted.
- Our standard guidelines (especially word counts) for flash, short stories, nonfiction, poetry apply. Work that doesn't fit into these guidelines will not be published and with no refund.
- Work that the StreetLit editors deem to be racist, misogynistic, spreading hate or alike will not be published and with no refund.

The StreetLit Team

The StreetLit team are 2-strong from the street. Hustling to make ends meet. Doing it from The Gut(tters). We love words because they got us through. Let's keep this thing going.


Co-founder. Poetry and Fiction Editor.


Co-founder. Nonfiction, Fiction, Art Editor. StreetLit Artist.

Proud CLMP member

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