Submission Guidelines

rice + beans is currently accepting submissions for our online mag.


For poetry, please submit 1 – 3 poems of any length.

For short stories, prose, and articles/essays, please submit up to 1 – 3 pieces, each under 1,200 words.

All written submissions should be submitted via Word Document or Google Docs. Please submit using Times New Roman, single-spaced, size 12 font.

Please title your e-mail as “poetry submission” or “article submission” in the subject line and feel free to submit a short (under 150-words) third-person biography in the body of your e-mail, as well as any links to social media that you’d like us to share with our readers. All e-mails should be sent to

We accept simultaneous submissions and previously published pieces (just let us know if any of your submissions have previously appeared in other publications). All contributors will retain the copyright to their work. And it’s awesome if your work is published again elsewhere — all we ask for is a credit and a link back to rice + beans (example: This work first appeared in rice + beans).

NOTE: All works submitted must be your own original work. We cannot accept submissions that consist of copyrighted materials or images that you do not have the creator’s consent to publish.

We will not consider erotica/pornography, graphic violence, racism, homophobia, sexism, or anything hateful.

Unfortunately, we’re currently unable to pay our contributors. We’re hoping that this won’t always be the case as we truly value the contributions of authors and artists (we just don’t make any money at this time).

We look forward to seeing your submissions!