Helen Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


If you submitted to the Impact anthology, the fate of it hasn't been fully decided yet. We are most likely looking at letting go of those submissions. Please be patient as we are mostly based in Southern Nevada and have suffered great economic and personal hardship because of the lockdown.

Helen: A Literary Magazine is a venue for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, spoken word, photography, graphic narratives, and artwork. Based in Las Vegas, one of our objectives is 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.

All work submitted must be submitted WITH a bio. If you do not submit a bio along with your submission, we may reject your work without being reviewed.

We appreciate polished work in all genres and actively seek pieces that explore themes such as hope and perseverance.

For those of you who have been waiting for responses on work submitted last year, there is currently a backlog of submissions that we are responding to as we received an overwhelming larger load of submissions than in previous years. Please be patient with us. 

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

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Helen Literary Magazine