Submission Guidelines

As part of your submission, Junto Magazine requires the following files regardless of the content type. This is to ensure efficiency as the bio and photos will be featured in our "Meet the Artists" spread. They include:

  • A short bio of your experiences (under 250 words)
  • A head shot or original graphic (300 dpi) to represent the creator (optional)
  • The piece submitted

In addition, there are submission format guidelines dependent on the category your submission falls under (Poetry, Prose, Art). Please make sure the specific categories qualifications for your content are followed or your piece will be rejected and will need to be submitted correctly.

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For submissions in both the Poetry and the Prose categories, please make sure that your document meets the following formatting specifications:

  • 10-11 pt. serif font (preferably Times New Roman) 1.5 spacing, 1 inch margins
  • .doc, .docx, .txt format​            

Literature Grading Criteria

To see exactly how our Literature editors will "grade" your submission and ensure your piece meets our expectations​, please check the criteria we will use during our reviews.


For submissions in the Art category (painting, sketches, pencil or charcoal drawings, photography) please make sure that your document meets the following specifications:

  • 300 pixels/inch minimum
  • .psd, .jpg, .png format
  • If there are people, a signed model release must be provided

Art Grading Criteria
We are currently revising our grading structure, check back again soon.

Editing Guidelines

While we make every effort to respond in a timely manner, you may go for a while without hearing back from us. We assure you that it is not out of negligence that you may not hear from us in a timely manner; instead, it is due to our making sure that every piece has a thorough and quality evaluation and an opportunity for collaborative editing and revising. We ask your patience as we move through pieces.

With such a high number of pieces, and a limited number of staff, we hope that once you are contacted regarding your piece, you respond and communicate in a timely manner. We do our best to respond to emails, generally, within a two to three day period, and would hope that this expedition be reciprocated. If, for whatever reason, you do not contact the assigned editor within a week of any correspondence, the submission status of your piece will be reversed to 'declined.' If, after this step, you decide to work the piece again, it will have to be resubmitted, will be added to the back of the queue, and there is no guarantee of future publication, as editing styles vary from person to person. 

Please realize this is not meant to rush you through edits - instead, it's to honor the time of both our backlogged submitters and editorial staff alike. 

To avoid such issues, be sure to check in all folders - Spam included!

NOTE: Such a negotiation will be treated as a withdrawal, and will therefore defer to the 'Withdrawal Policy."

Prior Publication Policy

For licensing purposes, all submissions must be unpublished by a third party prior to submission to Junto Magazine. This enables us to guarantee that the work is original and that the right to license it to Junto Magazine currently resides with the submitter. In addition, we request that any piece submitted to Junto Magazine not be made available through personal websites, blogs, or channels prior to publication. Once a piece is published in the issue, the submitter is welcome to post it on their own sites but we ask that a line be added directing viewers to the copy published in the magazine. This allows both submitter and Junto Magazine to benefit from increased visibility.

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