The Ear

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Thanks for checking us out! We're a small, once-annual print and online publication based out of a little college in Southern California. 

We're currently open for all genre submissions! We hope you'll share your poetry (up to five poems), creative nonfiction (5000 words max), fiction (5000 words max), flash fiction (up to 3 pieces, 1500 words max for each), art (5 pieces max) and/or photography (5 pieces max). 

We ask that contributors submit only once per genre per reading period, but you may submit in multiple genres within our reading period. 

Because of our all volunteer staff and our desire to make sure every piece gets the consideration it deserves, our reading process is kind of slow, so we're happy to accept simultaneous submissions, as long as you let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please check the guidelines for details about how.

 Learn more about The Ear by visiting our site: or on Instagram @theearcommunity

Want to help support The Ear? Visit The Ear Foundation page to make a tax-deductible donation to support the journal.