Submission Guidelines


L.A. Poets In Place Submission Guidelines (OPEN TO ALL):

  • Watch any/all of the three videos (Neighborhoods, Sound, Food) from the digitial series HERE
  • Subject headline should be your full name and prompt number(s)
  • Format should be a Google or Word document or a PDF 
  • Submit 1 (one) submission (poetry, nonfiction, fiction) per prompt to 

Please note that we are not open to general submissions. Any submissions not related to this series will be ignored.

Closed to general submissions. We will reopen in the fall.

We accept poetry, prose, and art, and aim to publish the best of each genre. We look for subversive and bold voices; thought-provoking pieces that seek to illuminate a truth for the reader. We are proud to publish never published, emerging, and established writers/poets/artists. We enjoy reading and printing both English and Spanish language pieces.

Please do not submit more than once per submission period unless the editor requests to see more work. Also note that you cannot be published twice in a row (unless it's nonfiction).

Note: We prioritize works by people of color. We do not accept work that sustains the traditional white literary Western canon that has continuously ignored and poised itself as an authority over the voices of the oppressed. We do not give a voice to stories from the perspectives of cisgender, heterosexual, white, upper-class males that continue this tradition. We also do not give a voice to feminist works that only consider white female perspectives.


No more than 1-5 poems in one document (not in separate files)


1 short story at 3,000 words maximum


No more than 3-5 pieces in one document (not in separate files)


1 piece at 3,000 words maximum

​Submission Format

Please include the following in the subject header: “Full Name” and “Submission Type.” 

Including a short bio (30-50 words) is optional. Social media links accepted.

Any of the following formats will be accepted (No ZIP files accepted):

  • Text in an email (be aware of poetry formatting)
  • Photo of a handwritten work (must be legible)
  • Microsoft Word doc
  • PDF

Where to submit:

via Submittable here


send to:

Issue 10 Deadline:



Previously Published Work

We do not accept previously published work.

Publishing Rights

Acceptance grants us North American Serial Rights. This means we do not own anyone’s work, therefore the author may republish the work elsewhere after publication.

Response Times

Please expect a response time of 1-3 months. Feel free to check with us after the 3-month mark. We are a volunteer-based journal; your patience is appreciated.

Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please alert us when accepted elsewhere.

Photo series by Henry Lara of Angeleno Heart (ISSUE 8)

Photo series by Henry Lara of Angeleno Heart (ISSUE 8)