There are presently no open calls for submissions.

descant seeks high-quality work in either innovative or traditional forms.

Writers must confirm that work accepted by descant has not been previously published and that they will credit descant as the original publisher whenever and wherever else the work may be placed.

Submissions of fiction and poetry are ONLY considered from September 15 through April 1.

The process for reviewing submissions can take time, and the editors appreciate your patience as we look over your work. Decisions on submissions can take between four and six months. Please do not query before five months have passed.