Submit to Freshwater


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Freshwater Literary Journal

Freshwater is a student-coordinated professional literary journal produced at Asnuntuck Community College since 2000.


Where to Buy Freshwater:

Follett Bookstore, Asnuntuck Community College - 170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082, p: 860-253-3186


Submission Guidelines


(Please note that the old submission form is no longer active. Please use the e-mail address below for all submissions.)


Current Reading Period: August 15, 2016, to February 15, 2017. Responses sent by the end of March 2017. Publication date, May 2017.


Freshwater accepts submissions of poetry, short stories, personal essays, and creative nonfiction. We seek to publish a wide variety of literary work from people of all backgrounds. We look for new experimental takes on old mediums, as well as more traditional approaches.


Specific guidelines are as follows: Include entire submission in one attachment with your e-mail. Make sure your name is included in the attachment. No cover letter needed, but send a brief, one-paragraph bio with mailing address in the body of the e-mail. Send to


Poetry: Three poems maximum, up to 40 lines each.

Prose (fiction or nonfiction): One or multiple pieces up to 1,500 words total.


No previously published material. Simultaneous submissions permissible if you notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere. Payment is one contributor copy.