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.

Our poetry and prose submissions are currently closed. They will reopen on October 30, 2017. 

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. 


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.