About APIARY

APIARY showcases the best new poetry and prose from the Philadelphia diaspora. We publish all genres and all ages, in print once a year and online year-round. You can receive our magazine via subscription or in community spaces throughout the Philadelphia area.

APIARY Online serves as a companion to the print edition in between publications and as an archive of work from previously published print editions. APIARY Online is always looking for exceptional work and is updated weekly. 

APIARY is most interested in unpublished or new work, though we will publish previously printed work, particularly if we believe it can find a significant new readership in our pages. We do accept work submitted to other publications, but request that you immediately inform us if your piece has been selected for publication elsewhere. 

All submitted work will be considered for both print and web publication unless you state that you have a preference for either print or web publication. 

We are looking for previously unpublished poetry of all styles and genres. Poetry plays, poetry comics, prose poems, and other hybrid forms are welcome. We are especially interested in publishing authors based in the Philadelphia area, or authors who have called Philadelphia their home.

You may submit 1-3 pieces of work in 12-point, Times New Roman font. There is no maximum word count, but we ask that no single poem should exceed three pages. Please number your pages if possible.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please begin each new piece on a new page, with an underlined title. If your piece does not have a title, please revert to “Untitled”.

At the top of your first page, please include a header with your name, email, and phone number. Please also include your current city (e.g. “Philadelphia, PA”) in either your header or your bio.

Please submit all work together in a single .pdf or .docx file.

If you are submitting original work in another language or a collaborative translation, please separate English and the alternate language version in succession, each starting on its own page.

Have a hybrid piece and not sure where it should go? Use your best judgement. Our editors will contact you if they have any questions. If YOU have questions about a potential cross-genre submission, email us at submissions@apiarymagazine.com. Please note that this email is for questions only. All work MUST be submitted via Submittable.  

Accepted work is deemed final unless otherwise noted. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

We are looking for previously unpublished pieces in all styles and genres of fiction. Flash fiction, lyric prose, and other hybrid forms are welcome. We are especially interested in publishing authors based in the Philadelphia area, or authors who have called Philadelphia their home.

You may submit up to 12 pages of work, double spaced, in 12-pt. Times New Roman font with standard margins. You are equally welcome to submit a series of short pieces or a single long piece, so long as the total submission does not exceed 12 pages double-spaced. Please number your pages if possible.

At the top of the first page, please include a header with your name, email, and phone number. Please also include your current city (e.g. “Philadelphia, PA”) in either your header or your bio.

Please submit all work together in a single .pdf or .docx file.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please begin each new piece on a new page, with an underlined title. If your piece does not have a title, please revert to “Untitled”.

If you are submitting original work in another language or a collaborative translation, please separate English and the alternate language version in succession, each starting on its own page.

Have a hybrid piece and not sure where it should go? Use your best judgement. Our editors will contact you if they have any questions. If YOU have questions about a potential cross-genre submission, email us at submissions@apiarymagazine.com. Please note that this email is for questions only. All work MUST be submitted via Submittable.  

Accepted work is deemed final unless otherwise noted. All rights revert to the author upon publication.


We are looking for previously unpublished pieces in all styles and genres of non-fiction. Essays, memoirs, interviews, articles, and documentaries are all welcome. We are especially interested in publishing authors based in the Philadelphia area, or authors who have called Philadelphia their home.

You may submit up to 12 pages of work, double spaced, in 12-pt. Times New Roman font with standard margins. You are equally welcome to submit a series of short pieces or a single long piece, so long as the total submission does not exceed 12 pages double-spaced. Please number your pages if possible.

At the top of the first page, please include a header with your name, email, and phone number. Please also include your current city (e.g. “Philadelphia, PA”) in either your header or your bio.

Please submit all work together in a single .pdf or .docx file.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please begin each new piece on a new page, with an underlined title. If your piece does not have a title, please revert to “Untitled”.

If you are submitting original work in another language or a collaborative translation, please separate English and the alternate language version in succession, each starting on its own page.

If submitting a video documentary or essay, please submit up to 5 minutes of material as a single video file. File format must be compatible with YouTube upload regulations and requirements; MP4s are preferred. If selected for publication, APIARY will publish your work on a private APIARY Hive YouTube channel, which will be unveiled on our website alongside print content for APIARY 9. 

Have a hybrid piece and not sure where it should go? Use your best judgement. Our editors will contact you if they have any questions. If YOU have questions about a potential cross-genre submission, email us at submissions@apiarymagazine.com. Please note that this email is for questions only. All work MUST be submitted via Submittable.  

Accepted work is deemed final unless otherwise noted. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

We are looking for previously unpublished video, audio, image-based, and other digital multimedia works of original poetry and/or fiction. This call is deliberately flexible and open to experimental content: if your work is literary but would live its best life outside the printed page, then this section is for you! We are especially interested in publishing writers based in the Philadelphia area, or writers who have called Philly their home.

Please include a brief written bio with your submission. In your bio, please include your name, email, phone number, and current city (e.g. Philadelphia, PA).

Please do not submit work containing copyrighted music, photography or film excerpts unless you have obtained official permission to use this content in your piece.

If submitting a video, please submit up to 5 minutes of material as a single video file. File format must be compatible with YouTube upload regulations and requirements; MP4s are preferred. If selected for publication, APIARY will publish your work on a private APIARY Hive YouTube channel, which will be unveiled on our website alongside print content for APIARY 9. 

If submitting an audio piece, please submit up to 5 minutes of material as a single audio file. File format must be compatible with SoundCloud upload regulations and requirements. AIFF, WAVE (WAV), FLAC, ALAC, OGG, MP2, MP3, AAC, AMR, and WMA are all acceptable forms. If selected for publication, APIARY will publish your work on a private APIARY Hive SoundCloud channel, which we will unveil with the print release of APIARY 9.

If submitting an image macro or other image-based mixed media work, please submit your work as a .JPEG file no smaller than 570PX x 480PX and no larger than 800PX x 450PX. High resolution imagery is preferred. Please do not submit copyrighted imagery.

If submitting a multilingual piece, you are welcome to incorporate English subtitles and translations into your piece, but this is not strictly required if you feel this would detract from the work. If a multilingual piece does not include subtitles, we do ask that you provide a written translation of non-English content for our Editors in the bio section of your submission, so that we are able to assess your work’s content fairly and accurately.

Accepted work is deemed final unless otherwise noted. All rights revert to the author upon publication.