Helen: A Literary Magazine focuses on expanding the perspective of the city of Las Vegas and greater Southern Nevada area, as well as giving a special spotlight to diverse local talent and those with a connection to the region. Published biannually with nontraditional printing and digital online content, Helen features work from both emerging and established writers and artists across the globe.

We are especially seeking work by people of color, LGBTQIA+, disabled creatives, and other marginalized groups who write and actively create work in all the categories we seek to publish in Helen.

We appreciate polished work in all genres and actively seek pieces that explore themes such as hope and perseverance. Our issues include poetry, flash fiction, essays, personal narratives, art, and photography. 

Please wait two years to resubmit after we have published your work. This includes contests of any kind. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please don't send multiple submissions in the same category.

Do not send us book manuscripts, poetry collections, or chapbooks. We are not that kind of publisher.

Please do keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter or join our email list.

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We are looking for well-written flash fiction in all genres and actively seek pieces that explore themes such as hope and perseverance.

We will reject work that is racist, sexist, homophobic, or devaluing in any way.

Word count: 50-1,500 words. Writers may submit up to three flash fiction pieces.

Please wait two years to resubmit after we have published your work. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please don't send multiple submissions in the same category.

All submissions will be considered for both our Spring web issue and our Fall web issue.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Ends on June 1, 2018
We are looking for well-written nonfiction. 

We seek pieces that feature a distinct flavor and sentiment of Vegas culture, greater Southern Nevada and the Southwestern US. Creative nonfiction work doesn't have to take place in our around Southern Nevada, but should contain a sense of vibrancy.

Word count: 50-1,500 words.

All submissions will be considered for both our Spring web issue and our Fall web issue.

Deadline: June 1, 2018
Ends on June 1, 2018
We are looking for well-written poetry in all styles. 

No previous published works. This includes online journals and social media. 

May submit up to eight poems with a total length of 12 pages. Submit all poems together in one file. Please make sure that your name and contact information only appear on your cover letter and not in your submission.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

All submissions will be considered for both our Spring web issue and our Fall web issue.

Please do not submit your entire poetry collection to us.

If you need more information about our submission guidelines, please read about them here.
We accept Spoken Word from local, national, and international poets.

The ideal time is around 3 minutes or less.

All submissions will be considered for our web issues.

If you are unable to upload (or record) an MP3 file, you may also call us at (702) 996-7524 and leave a message containing your Spoken Word Poetry. Please make sure to say your title and name and speak clearly.  

If you choose to call us as your recording option, please let us know here or send us an email at editors@helenlitmag.com. Include Subject line: TYPE OF WORK + TITLE + NAME and a text of your work.

Thank you for considering us and good luck!
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We seek pieces that feature a distinct flavor and sentiment of Vegas culture, greater Southern Nevada and the Southwestern US.

We look for artwork that captures “the spirit of Vegas” as well as its diversity.
 
Please submit high quality (300 dpi) JPEG, GIF, or PDF only. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

We also accept on an ongoing basis artwork that features unusual settings in Las Vegas as well as landscape of Southern Nevada. 

Deadline: June 1, 2018.
Ends on June 1, 2018
We seek pieces that feature a distinct flavor and sentiment of Vegas culture, greater Southern Nevada and the Southwestern US.

We look for artwork that captures “the spirit of Vegas” as well as its diversity.
 
Please submit high quality (300 dpi) JPEG, GIF, or PDF only. Photographers may submit up to 3 pieces.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do accept reprints.

We also accept on an ongoing basis photography that feature unusual settings in Las Vegas as well as landscape of Southern Nevada.  

Deadline: June 1, 2018.
Ends on June 1, 2018
We appreciate polished work in all genres and actively seek pieces that explore themes such as hope and perseverance.

We appreciate pieces that feature a distinct flavor and sentiment of Vegas culture, greater Southern Nevada and the Southwestern US, but is not a requirement to be considered with our magazine.

We look for graphic narratives and comics that capture elements of everyday life in unusual ways.

Please submit high quality (300 dpi) JPEG, GIF, or PDF only. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces (or 5 pages of the same continuing narrative).

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. 


Deadline: June 1, 2018.
Helen: a literary magazine is looking for Contributing Editors and Readers to join our staff. All positions are voluntary and unpaid. 

Contributing Editors are responsible for reading, rating, and reviewing submissions and are encouraged to take an active role in promoting our magazine. They are also encouraged to write for our blog. 

Readers are responsible for reading, rating, and reviewing submissions only. 

Please familiarize yourself with our magazine, website, and blog before applying. 

The bulk of our reading is between February to July. All readers are required to read and review work within a specific time frame. Be expected to spend 5-10 hours a month reading and reviewing submissions.

Contributing Editors and Readers should be comfortable reviewing commercial and literary work. 

We are currently in need of poetry readers.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Please give us time to review.

We are located in Southern Nevada and encourage locals to apply, but are also actively seeking virtual members from out-of-state. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to info@helenlitmag.com