Granta welcomes unsolicited submissions through our online submissions database.
Our criteria for publication are best gauged by a close reading of the magazine. We publish fiction, memoir, reportage, poetry and art. We do not publish academic essays or book reviews.
We only publish original material, i.e. first-ever publication. We cannot run a piece that has already appeared on the web or elsewhere in print. We can, however, publish an original translation if the work has previously appeared in another language.
We accept submissions in four separate categories. Please submit in only one category at a time. Prose, poetry and art will be considered for both our print and online editions, unless you specifically state otherwise in your cover letter. New Voices submissions are considered only for our New Voices series on the website.
Please send one piece at a time. We have no set maximum length or minimum length for prose submissions. Most of our submissions are between 3,000-6,000 words.
Please send up to three poems.
Granta’s online New Voices features writers who have not previously published any book-length works. The maximum length for New Voices submissions is 4,000 words.
Art and Photography
Granta includes at least one photo essay or art spread in each issue, as well as individual images to accompany the written pieces. We welcome all types of image submissions. We also consider film and video stills. Please include a short note about the idea behind the images. Captions are helpful where appropriate. Please include no more than six low-res jpegs.
Please do not submit book manuscripts.
Simultaneous submissions are permitted, as long as you withdraw your submission if it is accepted elsewhere. You can withdraw your submission or check on its progress any time by logging on to the database and clicking on your entry. We aim to respond to submissions within three months of receipt.
We strongly encourage all writers to use our online submissions system, but if for some reason you are unable to submit electronically, you may send submissions to:
12 Addison Avenue
London W11 4QR
If you have already mailed us a submission and are awaiting a response, please do not resubmit it online. We aim to respond to your submission within six months.
Click here to submit. We look forward to reading your work!