Submission Guidelines

Lilun publishes fiction and nonfiction, including but not limited to stories, personal essays, one act plays, and interviews.

We welcome submissions of previously unpublished works of less than 2,000 words from young writers, specifically fifteen to twenty-one year olds. While based in Portland, we accept submissions from anywhere. Click here to view our publishing agreement.

We are currently accepting submissions for our Fall 2019 issue on the theme of how to. Deadline for submissions is August 31st.

To submit, send an email to with your piece attached as a word document, or a link to a Google Doc. Within the body of your email, let us know the following: how old you are, where you're from, how you heard about Lilun, and what inspires you. We will confirm your submission via email.