Where is Fjords?

Fjords is available in numerous bookstores and libraries in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Fjords is distributed by Ingram, Media Solutions, Ubiquity and Disticor. Indexed in the Humanities International Complete Fjords' editions are available in over 13,000 universities worldwide. All submissions receive a digital copy of Volume 4, Issue 1.

If you'd like to see what kind of work we publish inside, please see our Special Womens Edition free download.


Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears. The Editor's Choice receives five copies. Consideration for nomination to the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, PEN/O'Henry Prize, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Non-required Reading and Verse Daily are given to all contributors. We nominate to every award from each issue. 


On the first page of your submission, please include your name, mailing address and email address at the top followed by a brief one paragraph bio. This is your cover letter and should be included in the submission packet. Please include all items in one document.

We accept simultaneous submissions and occasionally reprint work.

We look forward to reviewing your work and try to reply within 60 days, though this sometimes takes longer.

Review, Interview, Essay and other Queries

Fjords publishes book, art and music reviews and essays. 


Fjords accepts only online submissions. 


We cannot respond to any submission questions covered in our guidelines.

Within fourteen days one of Fjords' main editors will respond with concise feedback (250 words or more) whether work is accepted or rejected. For poetry 3-5 poems no more than 8 pages, creative non-fiction or fiction three short pieces (20 pages or less). 

4,000 words or less, any subject, any theme. 


4,000 words or less, any subject, any theme. 


3-6 original poems on separate pages. We occasionally reprint work. Please note if the work is previously published. All poems submitted are considered for our Monthly Verse section. 

Flash fiction appears each month as a web feature. Send us no more than three of your best flash fiction pieces. 

All items should be in one document. Please put the writer's name, contact information and bio followed by the translators contact information and bio on the first page. Please send the original text on one page and the translation on the next page. Submit up to 5 pieces or ten pages of work in translation.

Send us reviews on any book you think we'd like (new or old), articles and reviews on any creative subject (art, film, literature, surprise us), interviews with anyone you think has something to say. Try to follow our guidelines below, but if it’s not possible just send us what you think we’d like and we’ll go from there.