submission guidelines

Lida Literary Magazine seeks to print your previously unpublished work in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and artwork. We value honest and unapologetic storytelling.

We encourage, seek and prioritize diverse voices. We urge BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Colour), women, LGBTQ+, those with mental illnesses, persons with disabilities and any marginalized groups of people to submit with us. We promise to treat your writing and artwork with care and respect.

We do not accept work that is derogatory, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or dehumanizing in any way, shape or form.

Flash Fiction Contest:

Please submit your work to with the subject heading: "[LAST NAME] – SUBMISSION: FLASH FICTION."

In the body of your email include a bio, with your first and last name and contact information. Please do not include bio in any attachments. For examples, see our Contributors section in Issue 01.

Ensure to submit your flash fiction piece as an attachment in 12 point Times New Roman, double spaced with no page numbers, names or personal information.

For this contest, there will be a word requirement of 50-500 words.

We will be accepting fiction only for this contest. Poetry, photography or artwork will not be considered.