Concrete Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Concrete accepts unsolicited submissions from Emerson College undergraduates, including fiction, non-fiction, screenplays, and anything else you deem “prose," as well as poetry. 

This year we have a theme: Metamorphosis! Transformation, transition, change, the beauty and pain of it all—it's all fair game. The passage of time, the changing of the seasons, life and death, these are all forms of metamorphosis, it’s not just butterflies! Nothing is off of the table, we want to see your unique interpretations of the theme, and what it means to you.

Our submission period lasts from September 5, 2023 to January 31, 2024.

Submit up to 5 poems per reading period, with a maximum of 5 pages of poetry per poem. Submit up to 3 separate pieces of prose per reading period, each between 1,000 and 6,000 words. Please note that each piece should be submitted as a separate document and a separate submission. Note: Concrete only considers submissions from undergraduates of Emerson College.

Please include a cover letter with your submission that contains your name, Emerson ID, email address, year and major, and the title and genre of the work submitted. However, please do not include your name or any other identifying information within the document you are submitting. After receiving notification of our publication decision regarding your submission to one category, you are welcome to submit separately to the other category.

Concrete Literary Magazine