Purpose, Submissions Guidelines, Themes and Deadlines

Anthem Journal is a curated nonfiction quarterly blog of memoir, personal essay, humor, micro and flash non-fiction, and poetry. We also feature the work of visual artists.  We welcome submissions on an on-going basis. We are open to genre-defying styles and forms here. What matters is that the pieces be engaging and well-told. Simultaneous submissions are fine, although we ask that if your work is accepted elsewhere you notify us.

Please submit work to Please indicate which issue (and theme) for which your are submitting your work, and include an author’s bio. 

  • Personal essay and memoir pieces: Generally, to 2500 words.

  • Memoir: True stories that relate to the theme.

  • Essays: Exploration of an idea or theme.

  • Humor

  • Poetry

  • Short Forms: micro and flash nonfiction

  • Lyric Essay

  • Artwork: Photos, photo series, and photo essays, painting, drawing, pen and ink, graphic design.

For your author’s and artist’s bio: Please include your name, where your work has appeared in the past, and any other relevant information. 

The Foundry showcases the work of new, perhaps inexperienced, writers who have terrific stories and unique points of view.  

Themes and Deadlines
  • Summer 2014: Heat: Passion, Lust, Anger, Summer, Embarrassment. Deadline July 15th. 
  • Fall 2014: Day of the Dead