Thank you for your interest in Inlandia!        

  • Submissions to Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Inlandia's online literary journal. We publish two issues per year: Fall is an open issue for all submitters. Spring is an all-teen issue guest-edited and featuring exclusively work by teens.  
  • Writing from Inlandia, the annual anthology of creative work produced by the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops. 
  •  Inlandia Books - Literary and Community for book manuscripts. 
  •  Inlandia Literary Laureate Nominations 
  •  The Hillary Gravendyk Prize (Opens February 1 and closes April 30 annually.)

And other projects as they come up. 

Each category has a separate review period & guidelines. If you do not see it as an open category below, then it is currently closed. Please check back. Before submitting, please be familiar with the guidelines. By your submission you are acknowledging that you have read through our guidelines carefully and agree.

It is Monday, April 6, 2020. I am writing from Riverside, California, where the stay at home order has been in place since March 19. 

Yesterday it was just announced that a local nursing care facility has thirty patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, plus some of their staff. And that's usually how it begins in our communities, during this crisis that has killed more than 10,000 people in the United States, to date, and growing exponentially every day. 

We've been told that this and the following week are going to be the hardest. That number of deaths will explode. So, in the face of that, this will be a space to share your writing about your life during the pandemic. I will update it as often as I can, beginning with the collaborative poems we have been writing on Inlandia's Facebook page.

If you are moved to write about your experience, either in poetry or prose, any genre, please submit your work here, one piece per day. To keep it simple, we are only allowing Word docs at this time. Poems using complex forms/formats may not be feasible for this project as part of the initiative is to post items quickly.

Submission is not a guarantee of publication, but I plan to publish as much as possible to create a record of our lives during these uneasy weeks/months-- years? 

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019 Writing from Inlandia Anthology

Guidelines - revised. Please read!

   This anthology is only for writers who participated in one of Inlandia's writing workshops during 2020. If you are not a member of one of our workshops, do not submit here. It will be deleted.
        Please upload up to 5 pages of work (cumulative total over the course of the workshop year and may be made up of any combination of genres) written during the course of any Inlandia Writers Workshop(s) that you participated in.
FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS: 12 pt Times New Roman, 1" margins.

   Before submitting your work please be sure you have:
   -- Revised for excellency
   -- Proofread for clarity, punctuation, and grammar
   -- Proofread for any additional typographical errors

   Include a cover page with your submission indicating which workshop you belong to as well as 50 word max third person biographical statement.

   Any substantive revisions will be cleared with the author before publication, but no notification will be given for minor corrections missed by the author such as punctuation and spelling.

   Before publication all authors will have an additional opportunity to review and approve the work as it is appears in the final draft of the manuscript. ***At that time it will be the responsibility of the authors to ensure that there are no errors before the manuscript moves into the publication phase. Please be advised that if errors or omissions are missed at this stage there will be no further opportunities for revision or correction.***


   By submitting your work you are confirming that you have read and complied with the complete guidelines (available here: and you are giving your consent to publication.

   Please note that Inlandia reserves the right to decline any submission, although every effort will be made to include at least one piece from each workshop participant.