The Grief Diaries publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and artwork  that relate in some way to grief, loss, or mourning. The term “grief”  is open to interpretation. We are looking for powerful, moving works of  art that speak to the incredible journey of living after we have lost. Please allow 3-5 months for us to review your submission. 

Submission size guidelines:  

Poetry: up to 6 poems
Prose: up to 3,000 words
Art/photography: up to 10 pieces 

A note on submitting previously published work: Please be advised that we are unable to accept work that has been previously published online. We are, however, able to accept work that has been previously published in print.

We accept all forms of photography. Please send up to 10 photos for consideration. 

Ends on March 30, 2019

Please submit up to 6 poems for consideration, combined into one document file. 


We accept all forms of art. There are no preferences in terms of size, formatting, medium, or style. The grieving process looks different to everyone, and we want the work in our magazine to reflect that. Please submit up to 10 pieces for consideration. 


Ends on March 30, 2019

Please submit up to 3,000 words of nonfiction for consideration. 


Ends on March 30, 2019

Please submit up to 3,000 words of fiction for consideration. 


The Grief Diaries