Thank you for your interest in Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts!

We read for our ProForma Contest every spring from March 15 - April 30 and for general submissions from May 15 - August 15. Our print issue is published annually with an accompanying online issue.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as we are immediately notified if the piece has been accepted elsewhere. We do not consider previously published work. We do not consider work from those currently or recently affiliated with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Please submit all work in Times New Roman, size 12 font. 

For more information on our submission guidelines, please visit: www.gristjournal.com/submissions

We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, or subject matter. Please submit one craft essay of up to 7,000 words.

We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, or subject matter. Please submit one fiction story of up to 7,000 words.


The staff at Grist considers nonfiction essays, including memoir, lyric essays, short shorts, and experimental forms. We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, or subject matter. Please limit your submission to 7,000 words.


We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, or subject matter. Please submit 3-5 poems.

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$5.00


General submissions for visual art are now open!

Although we are predominately a literary journal, we are excited to begin publishing visual art. Our aims are to enhance our online issues and provide a platform for up-and-coming artists. 

Your work would be published in the online companion of Grist, accompanied by a piece of poetry, creative nonfiction, or fiction. We pay $10 for each piece of accepted artwork. 

What are we looking for?

We consider original work by the artist in any medium, including painting, drawing, photography, graphic illustrations, photos of installations or sculptures. Our tastes are wide and varied--we like the weird and abstract, clear and comprehensive. If you make visual art, we want to see it. 

Guidelines

Please submit no more than 5 pieces per submission.

Give each image file the correct title as you would like it to appear in the issue, if accepted.

Upload as .jpg format, at the highest resolution possible at no more than 100K. 

Fine Print

Our fee is the minimum possible to cover our submittable costs. 

Copyright Info

We hold first serial rights for the material we publish, with the copyright reverting back to the author upon publication.

Contact

gristeditors@gmail.com 

If you're a current subscriber, then you can submit without the $4.00 fee!



 




We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, or subject matter. Submit one (1) work of non-fiction up to 7,000 words.




 



Please note that "subscriber" does not mean previous contributor and your subscription must not have run out before time of submission.




 

If you're a current subscriber, then you can submit without the $4.00 fee!

 

We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, or subject matter. Submit one craft essay up to 7,000 words.

 

Please note that "subscriber" does not mean previous contributor and your subscription must not have run out before time of submission.



If you're a current subscriber, then you can submit without the $4.00 fee!




We want to see your best work, regardless of style, form, or subject matter. Submit 3-5 poems.




Please note "subscriber" does not mean previous contributor and your subscription must not have run out before time of submission

If you're a current subscriber, then you can submit without the $4.00 fee!

  
   We want to see the best work you've got regardless of style, form, or subject matter. Submit 1 story up to 7,000 words. Please include a cover letter and story in a single document with the title in your cover letter.

 
  Please note "subscriber" does not mean previous contributor and your subscription must not have run out before time of submission
 

 

$14.00 - 29.00
$14.00 - 29.00

Order Grist Issue 12, featuring the 2018 Pro Forma Contest winners.

Shipping included.

We appreciate your support as we work to showcase the best in contemporary writing and the arts!


Order Grist Issue 13, featuring the 2019 Pro Forma Contest winners.
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We appreciate your support as we work to showcase the best in contemporary writing and the arts!

Due to our university and university mail system going remote in response to the pandemic, there will be delays in fulfilling print subscriptions and mailing out back orders. We apologize for the delay and assure that all orders will be completed as soon as safely possible. Never hesitate to contact us with questions, and thank you for your support! 

10/8 update: Issue 13 just arrived from the printers! Due to the pandemic, our limited staff will be sending it out in waves. Please check back for updates or contact us for more information.

Order Grist Issue 14, featuring the 2020 Pro Forma Contest winners.
Shipping included.
We appreciate your support as we work to showcase the best in contemporary writing and the arts!

Order Grist Issue 14, featuring the 2020 Pro Forma Contest winners.
Shipping included.
We appreciate your support as we work to showcase the best in contemporary writing and the arts!

$7.00 - 57.00
$7.00 - 57.00

Please provide us with your mailing address and let us know which back issues you'd like to order (issues 3 and 5-11 are available), along with the quantity of each issue you'd like to receive.

Prices include shipping.

Also, contributors of our most recent issue can order additional contributor copies at the back issues price. (If this is you, please note on your order that you were a contributor and want the most recent issue that includes your work!)

Earl Sherman Braggs' poem “Now” with Christina Renfer Vogel's artwork “Cluttered Table, Open Door” 

Design by Striped Light Letterpress Studio.


Available until supplies run out!


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Grist's Tenth Anniversary Broadside featuring "A Walk In Water" by Alan Sharipo 

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Dark blue Issue 11  t-shirt


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Dark blue lying reader t-shirt


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Grist orange bird t-shirt


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Dark grey with blue Grist reflection t-shirt


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Dark blue sitting reader t-shirt


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Beige, teal, and orange tenth anniversary t-shirt 


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A one-year subscription includes one issue of Grist and begins with the most recently published issue.

Shipping is included in the cost of this one-year subscription.

We appreciate your support as we work to advance the literary and creative arts!

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We appreciate your support as we work to advance the literary and creative arts!

A three-year subscription includes three issues of Grist and begins with the most recently published issue.

Shipping is included in the cost of this three-year subscription.

We appreciate your support as we work to advance the literary and creative arts!

Grist: A Journal of the Literary Arts