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General Guidelines:

We accept previously published or unpublished creative nonfiction, flash fiction, poetry, and devotionals. Selected works will be posted on this website and may be published in upcoming anthologies. 

We do NOT send rejection letters; we will only contact you IF your entry is selected.

Please follow the guidelines; we will only consider submissions that follow the submission guidelines.

We are looking for valiant literature from valiant scribes unafraid to tackle hard-hitting issues.

Learn more about what we are looking for here: A Selfish Poet's Editor Interview with Valiant Scribe by Trish Hopkinson

                or Editor Interview on Duotrope 

We are also interested in supporting projects and initiatives in line with our topic areas through our philanthropic arm.

We publish new content on the website bi-weekly on our homepage and under the collections tab.

We publish one electronic and print issue of the journal each year during winter.  

Submission Guidelines

Read our 2023 Calls for Submission Announcement here.
Open Call for Submissions: Digital Publications
Submission period: January 15 - December 15.

Valiant Scribe calls for submissions focusing on faith and social issues, including violence, poverty, criminal justice, human trafficking, mental health, unknown inventors, people of color, climate change, etc.

Creative nonfiction, essays, devotionals, flash fiction, poetry, and photography are welcome.

Submissions can be published or unpublished, and should not be more than 2,000 words long.  

Submissions should be in English. Submissions in other languages are also welcome but should be accompanied by an English translation.

Only digital submissions are accepted. Please email a single Word document attachment containing* a brief cover letter with your name, 100-word third-person bio, and submission(s) to

*Please note that we want a single Word document. An introductory note in the body of your e-mail is welcome but not required. We will not consider your submission if you do not follow these guidelines. 

Submissions are welcome year-round. Authors will be notified within 1 week to 3 months if their submission was selected.

Submission fee:
There is currently no compensation for entries. 
Key Updates on Recent Calls:

The call for submission for Issue III of the Valiant Scribe Literary Journal is now closed.

Theme: Peace Like a River
Closed: September 16, 2022

Notifications: Successful contributors were notified before November 30, 2022. Please note that we do not send out rejection letters.

Publication Date: Issue III of the Journal was published on December 14. 

More information here:
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