We are now accepting submissions for Issue 18


We accept year-round submissions of work in the English language. Although we prefer to receive unpublished pieces, reprints are also acceptable if older than 3 years.

Each issue will be published online as a free downloadable PDF.

Before you submit, please take a look at the previous issues in order to get an idea of the kind of writing we are looking for. We CRAVE originality and experimentation.

Due to the expected volume of traffic, we are unable to give you personal feedback on your work.

Simultaneous submissions are fine with us, but we kindly ask you to let us know immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

If you do not hear back from us within 90 days, please feel free to contact us to check that we have received your submission.

If rejected, please wait one month before sending a new submission.

Since Lotus-eater is a free magazine, and staff works unsalaried, we are unfortunately unable to offer our authors a fee.

To submit:

Lotus-eater accepts only one submission per genre at a time.

Submissions should be sent via mail to [ ] in the form of a single attachment (Word .doc/.docx) including a brief cover letter and a short bio (max.150 words, 3rd person). Your document must have your name and email address on top of each page.

Please write “Your name-Poetry/Prose/Review- SUBMISSION” in the subject of your mail and name your document only with your name and surname.


Send between 3 and 6 poems, each on a new page. We also enjoy prose poems.


We accept all genres of fiction (including 100 word flash-fiction) up to 5000 words, as well as non-fiction pieces. Please send one fiction/non-fiction piece at a time, or a maximum of 5 flash fiction pieces. Be sure to indicate the word count in your cover letter.

Literary Reviews

We are interested in literary reviews of recently published works of prose and poetry. We do not provide reviews of complimentary copy of books/manuscripts we receive.


You can submit up to 15 photographs. We accept black and white pictures of landscapes and street photography as well as portraits and abstract subjects.