Foliate Oak Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Please submit to just one category.  After you hear from us regarding  that submission, feel free to submit to another category.

Please use block formatting (no left indents) for all Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions. One space between paragraphs.

Note that if you click "Withdraw" in Submittable, you are withdrawing your entire submission. Don't use "Withdraw" if you want to remove only part of your work from consideration; use the notes feature for that. Use Request to Edit to make a partial withdraw.

Please contact ASAP if your submission is accepted elsewhere.


We love previously unpublished quirky writing that makes sense, preferably flash fiction (less than 1000 words). We are eager to read short creative nonfiction also. We rarely accept submissions that have over 2700 words. We enjoy poems that we understand, preferably not rhyming poems, unless you make the rhyme so fascinating we’ll wonder why we ever said anything about avoiding rhymes. Give us something fresh, unexpected, and will make us say, “Wow!” We’re not interested in homophobic, religious rants, or pornographic, violent stories.

Please:  No genre (sci-fi, fantasy, fan fiction).

We are always interested in publishing intriguing photography, artwork, and graphic (you know, comics) literature.   Send all artwork as jpg or gif.  We like to have at least three images.

If you'd like to read your work on You Tube, send us the link.

Please wait one year to resubmit after we have published your work.

Please wait 60 days to resubmit after we have rejected your work.

Always include a short (less than 50 words) third person bio.  Please send no more than One Submission at a time.  Wait until your hear from us before you send more work. If your work is accepted by another publication, please  notify us immediately.

We are unable to pay for work. If the work we have posted is later used in another magazine, we ask that you credit Foliate Oak for first publishing it. Authors retain their own rights and copyright to their works. Foliate Oak only requests one-time, nonexclusive rights. Work will remain archived indefinitely, unless author/artist ask that it be removed from our website.


We do not reprint work published elsewhere, in any form.

If we have published you in the past, please make sure you mark that on the form.  If you fail to do that, and we have previously published you, you will be automatically rejected.  It saves us a tremendous amount of time up front if we know that you are previously published when we make our pages.

If you are going to use a pen name, please  use your pen name on all correspondence. One name per submission makes our lives much simpler.

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Foliate Oak Literary Magazine