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Paris Lit Up n°4 — Call for Submissions

Paris Lit Up n°4 — Call for Submissions

Accepting submissions from 01 March to 31 May 2016

Transgressive voices crossing national borders and breaking traditional lines, mestizo origins and citizens of the world narrating unique experiences: Paris Lit Up n°4 is looking for transcultural expressions that move in the margins and push beyond static identities. We want to see a moveable feast; the complex alterity that is the City of Light. Show us how Paris is at once here and elsewhere, give us the local with the global, and contribute to the mosaic of this new, transnational society.

The fourth issue of our flagship publication is accepting submissions exclusively through our new, improved database, found at We consider a broad range of materials: poetry, prose, translations, interviews, art, photography, comics and cartoons from both established and emerging artists. There are no particular rules or limits, nor required themes or styles: surprise us!

For more detailed information, please read our submissions guidelines.

[Photo detail from “Untitled (Map)”, Reena Saini Kallat]


Edward Bell
Shannon Cain
Winona Linn
Jason Francis Mc Gimsey
Tasha Ong
Helen Cusack O’Keeffe
Emily Ruck Keene
Stephanie Papa

Guest Editors

Barbara Beck (for Upstairs at Duroc)
Jennifer K. Dick (for Ivy Writers Paris)
Pansy Maurer-Alvarez (for Poets Live)



Paris Lit Up Magazine is an annual non-profit publication available in both print and digital formats through Paris Lit Up Press. If you’d like to see what we’ve previously published, you can pick up a copy on our online store at

  • Submissions of previously unpublished work must be made using the PLU Submissions Manager. No emails, no exceptions.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions—if your work is accepted elsewhere, congratulations, but please remove it from the PLU database.
  • Remember to separate your submissions: 1 submission = 1 contribution. Do not bundle your submissions.
  • We accept written work of any kind including prose, poetry, essays, interviews, reviews, etc. submitted in any standard word processing format (.docx, .doc, .txt, .rft). Please consult our prose styleguide and/or our poetry styleguide for futher details.
  • We accept visual artwork of any kind including photography, painting, comic strips, illustrations, etc. in any standard format (.jpg, .tiff, .gif, .png). Images must be in high-resolution print quality (minimum 300dpi).
  • Please include a 50-word BIO in the appropriate section.
  • Translations must be accompanied by permission from the original writer or their literary estate.
  • Writers and artists from Paris or with a Paris connection are especially sought, although submissions from anywhere in the world will be considered. Tell us the nature of your connection, if applicable, using the BIO
  • Contributors will be sent 1 complimentary copy of the magazine. As a Non-Profit Association, we regret that we have no funds to pay contributors.
  • In keeping with the cooperative principles of Paris Lit Up, we publish under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License. This license allows your work to be freely shared and distributed under the conditions of author attribution, non-commercial use and no derivative works (further legal details can be found here).
  • If you have any questions or queries please direct them to info [at] parislitup [dot] com

All submissions will be assumed to agree to these terms.

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