The Rush

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Rush Literary Magazine is seeking  essays, fiction, poetry, and screenplays. We ask you to keep your submissions under 8,000 words or 6 pages of poetry/screenplay. 
We look forward to reading your work!

The deadline to submit to The Rush is May 5, 2023.


We aim to respond to all submissions within sixty days. Please feel free to query us if you have not received a response by the allotted time.  We are a volunteer-based journal; your patience is appreciated.

We encourage and welcome simultaneous submissions; please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere by adding a note to your submission. If you have sent multiple pieces in one submission and must withdraw one piece or two, there is no need to remove the entire submission if there are still some pieces for our consideration.

We do not accept work that has been previously published. We do not own anyone’s work. The author may republish the work elsewhere after publication. Acceptance grants us non-exclusive North American Serial Rights in print and digital format.

Please include “Full Name” and “Submission Type” in the subject header. You can submit a short biography with your cover letter or do so later, upon notice of work approval and publication.

Please note that there is no Payment for your work

The Rush