We are looking to publish poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and artwork that relates 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.

There are no preferences in terms of length, formatting, or style. The grieving process looks different to everyone, so we want the work in our magazine to reflect that.

*Please note 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. The grieving process looks different to everyone, so we want the work in our magazine to reflect that.


Art

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, so we want the work in our magazine to reflect that.


We accept all forms of literary translation. There are no preferences in terms of length, formatting, or style. The grieving process looks different to everyone, so we want the work in our magazine to reflect that.

  • Submissions must include both the original work and the translation
  • Submissions must include a statement granting The Grief Diaries permission to publish both the original work and the translation online
  • We acquire first rights, and the rights revert back to the translator upon publication
  • The translator cannot also be the author of the original work
  • If the original work is in the public domain, please note that in the submission email
  • Submission must include short biographical statements (up to 150 words each) for both the author of the original work and the translator
  • IMPORTANT: Prior to submitting to The Grief Diaries, translators will be expected to have identified the original copyright holder of the work, as well as obtained confirmation that the translation rights are available

We accept all forms of poetry. There are no preferences in terms of length, formatting, or style. The grieving process looks different to everyone, so we want the work in our magazine to reflect that.


We accept all forms of literary nonfiction. There are no preferences in terms of length, formatting, or style. The grieving process looks different to everyone, so we want the work in our magazine to reflect that.


We accept all forms of literary fiction. There are no preferences in terms of length, formatting, or style. The grieving process looks different to everyone, so we want the work in our magazine to reflect that.