Free submissions will resume in September.

The Arkansas International is committed to promoting both established and emerging voices. We welcome previously unpublished, unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation between September 1 and April 1. During September, October, January, and February, there will be no fee to submit (during the remaining months, a $3.00 submission fee will be charged to defray administrative costs and pay contributors).


We welcome prose submissions of up to 10,000 words, poem packets of up to six poems, and ask that excerpts from longer works be self-contained. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than a single story, essay, or poem packet until you have heard back from us about your previous submission.

Before submitting translations of works that are not in the public domain, translators should identify the rights holder and obtain a statement that the rights to publish an English translation are available.

The Arkansas International cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with the University of Arkansas, which includes those who have studied or worked there within the past 4 years.