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Check out our About page to see what kind of work we're looking for. We're dedicated to realism and refuse to sugarcoat the reality of our fallen world, but please keep explicit and graphic details as tasteful as possible. We're not looking for shock value, but for vulnerable and true human experience. Please see specific guidelines below, and send all submissions to with the subject line: JOURNAL SUBMISSION. *General online submissions are now closed until January 1st, 2024. Christmas and nativity-themed submissions are still welcome at this time.

If your work is accepted, you grant us first or second serial rights, and then all rights revert back to you upon publication. We would like to be credited if your work is published here for the first time when/if you submit it again somewhere else. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

*Due to an influx of submissions, Solid Food's reading period is roughly 4-6 weeks, and only those accepted for publication will be notified. As much as we would love to offer feedback to all submissions, it is just not feasible at this time. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!


  • Poems of any length are acceptable

  • Limit submissions to four pieces

  • Submit in a single Word document

Essays and Articles

  • Word count should be between 500-5000

  • Limit submission to one essay or article

  • Submit in a single Word document


  • Limit submissions to a single comic, and please do not exceed 40 panels

  • Format to .png or .jpeg

  • Send all files in a single email


  • Word count is flexible, but please do not exceed 40 pages

  • Limit submissions to one story

  • Submit in a single Word document

Photography and Art

  • Limit submissions to four images

  • Format to .png or .jpeg at high quality

  • Send all files in a single email

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