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Read our May 2022 issue here.

2022 Prose & Poetry Contests Are Closed!

Snarl hosted our very first contests in early 2022! The winner of each contest will win $300 and print publication in Snarl #4, Fall 2022. Diance Glancy will judge our inaugural poetry contest, and Jason Baltazar will judge prose.

Submissions closed on February 15th, 2022. Due to the overwhelming response we received for this contest, we now plan to announce the winners in late July.

We are still open for regular submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and other media. Read our submission guidelines on our Submittable page!

Diane Glancy, Poetry Judge
Jason Baltazar, Prose Judge

Print Issues

Snarl has three print issues to date. Purchase a copy of Issues 1, 2, or 3 or become a subscriber at our Submittable Page.

You can also submit your work for our consideration at Submittable. Please read our submission guidelines before sending work.


From Our Blog

“Remains” (excerpted), A Short Story by Carolyn Oliver

Walter scampered off the school bus and flung himself into his aunt’s ready arms.

“I got first in the practice race!”

“Congratulations!” Laura ruffled his brown hair, which smelled of sun and salt, warm vinyl and bruised grass. Like the last dash of summer.

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Our May 2022 Online Exclusive is Here!

Our May Online Exclusive has arrived! We are delighted to publish Despy Boutris’s vibrant, layered collages. View Despy’s work here. Despy Boutris’s work has been published or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Ploughshares, Guernica, Agni, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. Currently, she lives in California and serves as Editor-in-Chief of The…

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Issue 3: Spring 2022 Coming Soon!

Our third print issue is due out in late May! Snarl: Spring 2022 is now available for pre-order at our Square Site and on Submittable. This issue includes great fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork by talented creators.

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“Slowness” (excerpted), A Short Story by Amrita De from Issue 2

The summer with Avyan had a before and after: before his widowed father came to visit and—afterward. I was an out-of-work graduate student in the sixth year of my doctoral program in Political Science, slicing my life thin and watching the end of a relationship slowly burn out, like a curtain winded by an errant candle.

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Submit Your Work!

We are looking for literature and art that bite back. Writers and artists of marginalized identities are welcome to submit their work via our Submittable page. We seek fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork that moves and surprises us.


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Help us Pay Our Contributors

As a journal that pays semi-professional rates and always has a free submission option, our need for financial support is great. Funds raised on GoFundMe will go toward paying creators for their work (whether published in Snarl Online or in print) and covering print costs for the print issue. Donate to our GoFundMe campaign here!