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Submitit takes the guesswork out of submitting to literary journals.
Our fancy schmancy algorithm—based on data from literally hundreds of journals, from AGNI to ZYZZYVA—allows us to intelligently and strategically submit your story or essay to the right places. We handle every step of the submission process: from formatting and optional editing, to creating cover letters and a bio, to the final submission of your story.
In other words, Submitit will greatly increase your chances of getting published, while you can worry about more important things, like actually writing!
“Erik brings kindness, wisdom and deep knowledge to the submission process.”
—Dominica Phetteplace is a Pushcart Prize–winning author. Her work can be found in Zyzzyva, Copper Nickel, Ecotone, The Los Angeles Review, and PANK.
“This process works! We got a story published that I've been trying to get placed for years. Submitting has always felt like throwing darts, and I'm never quite sure what will stick. But Submitit has a proven methodology. It boils down to a lifetime of reading and getting familiar with journals. Submitit places your story with the most likely journals to publish and keeps track of the entire process for you. This way we writers can get back to what we do best: writing. And if you run your story through their editing process, I assure you it will come out far better on the other side.”
—Erin Rose Belair received her MFA at Boise State University, where she wrote her first collection of short stories, Vinegar. Stories from this collection have won awards and been published with Glimmer Train, Narrative, Greensboro Review, Juked, and more. She just finished her first novel, The Only Road Home. Submitit helped her publish "Baby Calls It Home" in Green Hills Literary in 2021.
“Getting published in a literary journal was a lifelong dream of mine. After years of rejections, Submitit helped me get there! The algorithm is particularly helpful, but the sensitive and thoughtful copy editing and comments made my stories better. I’m deeply thankful and urge writers to give them a try.”
—Jane Van Cantfort has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. She has published short stories in a variety of magazines, and her novel, Went Away, is available on Amazon. Submitit helped her publish "Morning" in Fiction on the Web in 2021.
“If you're looking for some where/how/when guidance when it comes to submitting your work—personal care kind of guidance, turnkey kind of guidance, and "Hey by the way, I wouldn't say that in my bio" kind of guidance—you could not do any better than Submitit and its amazing (algo) rhythm method. It's fookin' brilliant.”
—H S Derkin is retired and lives in Northern Michigan with his wife. Submitit helped him publish "How You Learn to Drive Truck" in Charge Magazine in 2021. The Fabulist, an online journal, published his short piece "Previous Pilgrims" in 2020. “Proper Preparation” won first Prize in a contest by Delizon Publishers in 2013.
“From submission strategy to final copyedits, my stories always feel set up for success with Submitit—and that leaves me more time to write. Win-win!”
—J. Parker is a best selling author. His work has appeared in Carve, The Collagist, and Nanoism, among other journals.
“If you're an aspiring writer wandering in the publishing desert and need some sparkling water, look no further than Submitit. Erik Harper Klass offers a unique service that's in various parts coach, editor and docent. A writer who actually loves to read the work of others, he uses a unique algorithmic approach to unlock the impenetrable mechanisms of publishing. Engaging with Erik and Submitit will help you reimagine the direction of your writing. And it very well may get you in print.”
—John Van Wagner lives and writes in New Jersey. Submitit helped him publish "Fadeout" in Potato Soup Journal in 2021 (his first major publication).
“The writers and editors at Submitit have been very helpful in guiding me through the entire submission process. Their notes and editing have been thorough and have greatly improved my story. Their extensive knowledge of literary journals will vastly improve any writers chances of a story finding a home.”
—Writer and teacher Scott Johnson earned his MFA from Notre Dame University. He’s a “Trailing Spouse” in the U.S. Foreign Service and currently lives with his family in Cambodia.