Catamaran Literary Reader accepts fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art. Themes we are especially interested in include nature and the environment, the arts and the artistic spirit, journey and freedom, and new ideas and creativity. Any setting is fine, but California is of particular interest. 

By submitting your work to Catamaran Literary Reader, you grant us first serial rights, exclusive digital rights for 90 days from publication date, and the nonexclusive right to archive your work online for an indefinite period of time. As appropriate, we may also choose to nominate published work for awards or recognition, such as in The Best American Anthologies, The Pushcart Prize, and others. You retain all other rights.

Catamaran is distributed nationwide to bookstores including Barnes and Noble, and many independent bookstores. Catamaran seeks to a provide a channel for you to share your creative work with the general public.

We offer 2 complimentary contributor copies upon publication.

The submission fee includes a coupon for a $14 discount on our website store to order the latest issue free of shipping charges.  Your coupon code will be sent upon receipt of your submission. We hope you to enjoy your complimentary copy of our current issue!

$14.00
$14.00

Please submit your original, previously unpublished poetry.  We prefer to see a selection of 3-5 poems rather than a single poem. In your cover letter please include a brief one paragraph bio and a mailing address for contributor copies.

$14.00
$14.00

Please submit your original, previously unpublished short fiction. In your cover letter please include a brief bio of one paragraph, and a mailing address for contributor copies. You may submit any page length, but we generally prefer stories that are around 3000 words. If this story is an excerpt from a novel please let us know.

Art
$14.00
$14.00

Please submit high resolution image files of at least 300dpi, and 8 inches high/wide. You may submit up to 5 images, preferably in a series. In your cover letter please include a one paragraph bio, a link to your website if possible, and a mailing address where we can send contributor copies. Accepted artists receive 3 complimentary contributor copies, and 3 complimentary exhibition copies sent to a gallery or venue of your choice.

$14.00

Please submit your original, previously unpublished creative nonfiction.  We accept any page length but we generally prefer essays that are around 3000 words. In your cover letter please include a brief bio of one paragraph and a mailing address for contributor copies.  If this is an excerpt from a longer work please let us know.