EastOver Press & Cutleaf Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

A project of EastOver Press, Cutleaf is an online literary journal with an annual print anthology. We welcome unsolicited and unpublished original poetry, short stories, essays, and other nonfiction in English from established and emerging writers.

Cutleaf is open for submissions once per year in each genre. To be informed about reading periods, please subscribe to our newsletter at cutleafjournal.com/subscribe. We are now closed to submissions for the 2024 issues of Cutleaf.

Cutleaf will pay from $100 to $400 for prose and from $50 to $100 for poetry per poem. We consider simultaneous submissions with the understanding that you will quickly inform us if a piece is accepted by another publication.

Cutleaf acquires non-exclusive first serial rights throughout North America to publish work in all editions of Cutleaf, wherever published and distributed, including hard copy and electronic formats. We reserve the right to make any work that we’ve published available in the Cutleaf archives on our website. Should a piece first published in Cutleaf be reprinted in another work, we request the later publication include an acknowledgment of Cutleaf

Work published online in Cutleaf may be chosen for inclusion in our anthology, The Cutleaf Reader, published annually.

******************Manuscript Guidelines for submissions to Cutleaf**************** 

1.  Manuscripts must be submitted as a MS Word file set in a standard 12-point font (such as Times New Roman).  Prose should be double-spaced with numbered pages. Poems should be spaced as the author expects them to appear in the journal.

2. The author's name, mailing address and email should appear on the first page of the manuscript. 


EastOver Press seeks work in English that responds to our common experience and reflects our differences. 

We focus on collections of short stories, essays, or poetry, though we are open to hybrid forms and genre-expanding work. 

We are interested in work by all writers, especially those historically underrepresented in literary publishing. 

To see the books published or forthcoming from the Press, please see our website at eastoverpress.com.

We are not currently open for book manuscripts. 

EastOver Press & Cutleaf Journal