The writing and visual art at IthacaLit is the best work we have found from among many submissions sent our way by emerging & established writers & artists. We ask that you wander through IthacaLit: Lit with Art and land where you feel at home. Use that place to connect your work first to us and next to our readers. We publish work that brings readers home. We are searching not for distance but for connection through your voice and vision.

Pease submit up to three (3) jpeg hi-resolution images of your new book along with an author bio and at least one blurb from the back cover for promotion on the front page of IthacaLit's new issue.  

You may submit a professionally written book review from a writer who is not you which can be verified through email.  

You may request [editor@ithacalit.com] a short review from our editors at an additional cost of $50.00.

  • You book will be promoted with a front page promotional text block of 250 words or less.
  • Your book will be promoted with a front page bio of 150 words or less. 
  • We include two (2) images: either the cover and an author photo or the cover front and back.
  • The review will appear on a separate page in Non-Fiction in the same issue. 



Please note: poetry submissions of multiple poems must be uploaded as one file.

Please submit 3-5 original, unpublished poems along with your brief bio and a jpeg author photo. We tend not to publish long or prose or epic poems. Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please let us know when your work has been accepted elsewhere. 

We want poetry that connects readers to voices of witness. The place of witness may simply be the connectedness that allows a reader to feel s/he has experienced this moment in time you've written about, perhaps a grace note that allows us to be animal, mineral, and completely human. 

We value the work we publish but regret that we are unable to offer payment at this time. Work is chosen by the editors, who understand that good work may be rejected due to our perception of IthacaLit as a whole.

Please submit artist & writer interviews or craft essays which are cohesive, clear & informative regarding the process of writing and creating visual art. Interviews must be of interest to writers and should not be vanity profiles. We're not all that concerned with knowing if the artist/writer likes cats or kangaroos.

We'll also consider short creative non-fiction that is serious or humorous but has an underlying depth in its point of view.
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