There are very few journals to submit to as a fantasy writer writing for a Young Adult audience. The Crawl Space Journal is here to fill this gap in the literary world by providing a place to showcase those writers and their stories.


The Crawl Space Journal is now open for submissions! We are accepting poetry and short fiction (1500 words max) for their Spring 2017 issue scheduled to release on the Ides of March: March 15, 2017. We are looking for great writing, especially short forms: poems, prose, and flash fiction, within the realms of magical realism, fabulism, and fantasy. Our readers are mainly between the ages of 11 and 14.
To submit without fee:
• We only accept submissions via submittable
• Include a cover letter with a third person bio.
• We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
• We do not take previously published work at this time.
• You own your work after publishing, but ask that you recognize The Crawl Space Journal in future publications.
• We are not yet a paying journal, but have plans to become one in the future.
• Submissions close on October 31, 2016.

Further questions? Please email us at ThecrawlspacejournalATgmailDOTcom.

The Crawl Space Journal seeks visual artwork and photography within the realm of magical realism, fabulism, and fantasy.

The upcoming spring issue is set to release on the Ides of March. Some themes included, and thus open for artistic exploration are:
  • Death
  • The convergence of nature and magic
  • Decay and renewal
  • Mythology
  • Betrayal

Please include up to 5 pieces of art for consideration.

We want to hear your voice, Crawlers! The Young Writer Flashlight Blog features magical and fantastical works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry all written by you: our readers between the ages of thirteen and seventeen. Share your thoughts on the genre, write about your favorite author, or send us an original piece.

Our readers are mainly between the ages of 11 and 14, and we’re trying to engage our readers in a conversation so all posts will allow for comment. And try and keep the word count under 500
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