Anklebiters Journal is a DIY literary, arts, sounds, and video cacophony published once a year. We publish each journal under a different title.

If you would like to submit to our journal, please see our online issues to get a feel and carefully review the guidelines below.

  • Anklebiters Journal is published once a year.
  • You can send us work anytime.
  • Anklebiters solicits work from artists we know, but we always leave room for submissions, too.
  • Please allow plenty of time for a response. We will let you know that we received your work within a month, but the reply to your work may come up to 2 months later.
  • Please do not submit work that has already been published by you or anyone else.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • At no point do we own your work more than you, but if you go on to publish it again, please mention it appeared in Anklebiters first (props).
  • If your work is accepted, you will receive a free copy of the journal.

Send all submissions with a cover letter and short bio to

  • Poetry: submit no more than 3 poems totaling no more than 5 pages. In the subject write “Anklebiters-Poetry.” We will try to match unorthodox formats as best we can.
  • Fiction: submit no more than 5 single-spaced pages of a short story or flash fiction. In the subject write “Anklebiters-Fiction.” If your work is longer than 5 pages, please let us know. If we like it, we can publish it in installments.
  • Visual Art/Photography/Comics: submit no more than 3 pieces. In the subject write “Anklebiters-Visual.”
  • Sound: submit no more than 3 tracks for the online issue, preferably mp3s though we can probably convert other file types if absolutely necessary. In the subject write “Anklebiters-Sound.”
  • Video: submit a link to your video. In the subject write “Anklebiters-Video.”
  • Other: there may be a piece you have that does not fit into the above categories, i.e. nonfiction, essays, interviews, reviews, mixed media, etc. For these, please submit 1 piece totaling no more than 5 pages single-spaced. In the subject write “Anklebiters-Other.”