Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal

We publish short and flash fiction, poetry, word art,  and artwork that can be considered “strange and beautiful.” That’s open  to interpretation. Literary sci-fi and fantasy, dystopia, utopia, weird tales, bizarro, or  just literary stories that are kind of quirky and/or adorable.

We have two reading periods with a month off in between, on the following schedule:

Winter/Spring issue: reading from January 1st to March 1st

Summer/Fall issue: July 1st to September 1st

 Any submissions received between reading periods will be read when the next reading period begins.

Please include a brief bio, word count, and genre in your email and attach your submission as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.

We strongly prefer standard manuscript format and ask that you please use times new roman or courier font, 12 point, 1 inch margins.

We happily accept simultaneous submissions as long as you inform us  at the time of the submission and notify us immediately if your  submission has been accepted elsewhere.

We do not accept unsolicited reprints of literature.

We ask that you wait until you hear from us before submitting another  piece. We aim to respond to all submissions within 2-4 weeks of  receipt. Usually, it's a lot sooner. During busy submission periods, it can be a bit longer.

We are all volunteers and unfortunately cannot pay our contributors outside of our contests, but that may change in the future.


Upon acceptance, we acquire the first  North American serial rights to publish, produce, reproduce, distribute,  and market the electronic version of the Work in Publication, as well as nonexclusive electronic archival rights and the right to publish in a print anthology. All  other, remaining rights revert to the Author upon publication. The  Author agrees to refrain from selling or giving rights to another  publication for one year from the date of this agreement and contract.

Thank you and we hope to read your work!

Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal