Established in 2000 and re-launched in 2012, Empty Mirror is an online literary magazine publishing nonfiction, poetry, and art. We publish new work every Friday and accept submissions year-round. 

Empty Mirror is committed to diversity and inclusiveness.

I look forward to seeing your work!

best regards,
Denise  Enck
Founding Editor

About the tip jar: 

Submissions to Empty Mirror are always free. All contributions to the tip jar will be used toward the costs of operating Empty Mirror. 

Tip Jar submissions are treated the same as regular submissions. While adding to the tip jar won't increase your chances of being published in Empty Mirror, it will earn you our deep appreciation.

If you'd like to submit poetry without using the tip jar, please visit https://emptymirror.submittable.com/submit/18308/poetry

If you'd like to contribute funds without submitting work, please visit:  https://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/support-em 

Submissions: Please submit 3-6 poems together in one document. Empty Mirror doesn't publish single poems.  Every week, EM features two or more poems by one or two poets.  Response time is generally between one and ninety days.

Thank you for your support. It means so much, and it makes a real difference to Empty Mirror.

I look forward to reading your work!

warm wishes,
Denise Enck
Editor, Empty Mirror



 

 Submissions: Please submit 3-6 poems together in one document. Empty Mirror doesn't publish single poems. Every week, EM features one or two poets and publishes two or more poems by each. 

Response time is generally between one and ninety days.  I'm currently considering submissions to be published in summer 2020.

  • Please submit three to six poems together in one document. 
  • There are no length restrictions. 
  • We don't accept previously-published poems; this includes work published in online publications and on blogs. 
  • Poems with complex layouts or justified text are welcome. If accepted, they may be published as images instead of text. 

Response time for poems is most often from one to ninety days. 

I look forward to reading your work!

Denise Enck
Editor




About the tip jar
Submissions to Empty Mirror are always free. All contributions to the tip jar will be used toward the costs of operating Empty Mirror. 

Tip Jar submissions are treated the same as regular submissions. While adding to the tip jar won't increase your chances of being published in Empty Mirror, it will earn you our deep appreciation.

If you'd like to submit nonfiction without using the tip jar, please visit https://emptymirror.submittable.com/submit

If you'd like to contribute funds without submitting work, please visit:  https://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/support-em

Guidelines

EM is looking for previously unpublished essays on literary and arts topics, literary criticism, personal essays, reviews, and interviews. Hybrid forms are welcome, too!

Length guidelines:

–critical essays 1,000-20,000 words

–personal essays 1,000-10,000 words

–interviews up to 10,000 words 

–book excerpt 1,000-5,000 words

–book review 300-3,000 words

More information is found at https://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/submissions 

I look forward to reading your work!

best regards,

Denise Enck

Editor, Empty Mirror
Thank you for your support. It means so much, and makes a real difference to Empty Mirror.


I look forward to reading your work!
warm wishes,
Denise Enck
Editor, Empty Mirror



 

EM is looking for previously unpublished essays on literary and arts topics, literary criticism, personal essays, and interviews. 

 Length guidelines:  
–critical essays 1,000-20,000 words
–personal essays 1,000-10,000 words
–interviews up to 10,000 words
–book excerpt 1,000-5,000 words 

More information is found at https://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/submissions 

I look forward to reading your work!

best regards,

Denise Enck

Editor, Empty Mirror

 About the tip jar: 

Submissions to Empty Mirror are always free. All contributions to the tip jar will be used toward the costs of operating Empty Mirror. 

Tip Jar submissions are treated the same as regular submissions. While adding to the tip jar won't increase your chances of being published in Empty Mirror, it will earn you our deep appreciation.

If you'd like to submit nonfiction without using the tip jar, please visit  https://emptymirror.submittable.com/submit/18307/visual-art-visual-poetry 

If you'd like to contribute funds without submitting work, please visit:  https://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/support-em 

Submissions: 

Please submit between three and twelve images. Images should not be embedded in a document. 

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

Please include the titles in the file names, or include a list of titles.

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

Please note that Empty Mirror doesn't often publish photography. We're most interested in painting, collage, and mixed media work.

Thank you for your support. It means so much, and makes a real difference to Empty Mirror.

I look forward to seeing your work! 

warm wishes,  

Denise Enck  

Editor, Empty Mirror  

Please submit between three and twelve images. Images should not be embedded in a document. 

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

Please include the titles in the file names, or include a list of titles.

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

Please note that Empty Mirror doesn't often publish photography. We're most interested in painting, collage, and mixed media work.


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