Thanks for your interest in Empty Mirror!

Submissions are usually read on weekends. Typical response time is 2-6 weeks for art and nonfiction, and 2-12 weeks for poetry.

Responses are sent from editor1@emptymirrorbooks.com. Please whitelist that address to be sure you receive the response to your submission. 

I look forward to seeing your work!

best regards,
Denise  Enck
Editor, Empty Mirror

EM is looking for essays on literary and arts topics, literary criticism, book reviews and interviews.

There's a separate category for personal essays: 
https://emptymirror.submittable.com/submit/88039/personal-essay

You’re welcome to include images with your written work. Images should be uploaded as individual files rather than embedded in a document.

I look forward to reading your work!

best regards,
Denise Enck
Editor, Empty Mirror
Submit personal essays, memoirs, and similar pieces here. We tend to publish work which connects in some way to literature, art, or societal issues.

Please:
  • Submit only one essay at a time.
  • Length should be from 1000 to 3000 words.
  • Don't embed images in your document. Any images can be uploaded separately.
  • We don't accept previously published personal essays; this includes work published on blogs.

I look forward to reading your essay!

best regards,
Denise Enck
Editor, Empty Mirror
Please submit reviews of up to about 3,000 words. We're especially interested in reviews of current poetry or literary fiction books; reviews of nonfiction books relating to literature and the arts are also welcome. 

We don't accept reviews which have been previously published.

I look forward to reading your review

best regards,
Denise Enck
Editor, Empty Mirror

Please submit between 1 and 12 images.

Each image should be at least 750 pixels on its longest side.

Your artist's statement, introductory note, or other accompanying text is optional but very welcome.

Please submit 3 - 6 poems together in one document. (We most often publish 2 - 6 poems at a time.)

There are no length restrictions. 

We don't accept previously-published poems; this includes work published on blogs. 

I look forward to reading your work!

Denise Enck
Editor