Boulevard strives to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. While we frequently publish writers with previous credits, we are very interested in less experienced or unpublished writers with exceptional promise. If you have practiced your craft and your work is the best it can be, send it to Boulevard.

To get a feel for style, content, quality, and form of the work we publish try a sample issue or subscription.

Please do not submit a document edited with track changes. Copy and paste into a new document.

Accepting submissions from November 1 to May 1

  • No email submissions will be read.
  • There is a $3 fee to submit online; there is no fee to submit by post.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions, but please immediately withdraw work that has been accepted elsewhere. 
  • We accept multiple submissions, but please wait a reasonable time (at least one month) between entries.
  • Authors retain rights to their work from the time of publication in Boulevard.
  • Work submitted must be previously unpublished, both in print and online.
  • Cover letters with previous credits are not required, though always appreciated. Let us know if this would be your debut publication.
  • Our average response time is four months. Please do not query before then.
  • Send only complete, fully proofread work. We will not consider revisions--this is too difficult administratively for our small staff.
  • Please use a font other than Courier--it hurts our eyes!

Sales cover less than 20% of Boulevard's annual budget, so your gift makes all the difference! Your tax-deductible support will help us continue our 30-year tradition of publishing the finest short fiction, essays, and poetry — presenting the best new and emerging writers alongside some of the world's most renowned. Donate today.

Announcing the Boulevard editorial assistantship

We are excited to announce that we’re launching an editorial assistantship at Boulevard. Every semester, we’ll have space for one editorial assistant, a position that can be renewed once for a maximum of two semester. For each semester-long position (13 weeks), we will provide a stipend of $500 and expect editorial assistants to work 10 hours a week.

Editorial assistants will be responsible for reading and reviewing submissions, helping create social media marketing campaigns, proofreading issues, and communicating with authors as part of our small, laidback, and supportive team. This position is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the greater St. Louis area and will report directly to our Managing Editor Griffin Reed.

We strongly urge candidates who cannot receive funding from their colleges and universities for unpaid internships to apply as well as those from backgrounds typically underrepresented in publishing.

Those attending schools with robust compensation programs, those who need an unpaid internship for school credit, and those who simply wish to dip their toes into the literary magazine experience (so read some submissions and maybe not work the hours suggested above), should consider applying to our existing internship program by emailing a cover letter and resume to You’ll still have the opportunity to read submissions, work on social media, and proofread the issue.

For questions, please reach out to Griffin at She’ll be happy to help you figure out if your school has a compensation program.

Applications will be processed through Submittable. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.