The New Territory is a new magazine committed to cultivating regional identity and serving the land and its people by publishing narrative journalism, provocative commentary, fresh literature and meaningful art by emerging and established voices in the south-central US, including Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

Our literature section seeks fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, comics, and genre-benders with teeth, a heart, and a roving intelligence trained on and emerging from this region.

Submissions and queries should be directed to with your name and the genre of the piece you are submitting/inquiring about in the subject line.

Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and the differently abled are strongly encouraged to send their work our way. We want to hear from you!

The New Territory is a paying market, and also publishes long-form journalism. To pitch a journalistic feature, read our guidelines here


Spring/Summer Submissions are open April 3 until May 1.




Prose and drama:  Up to 25 pages

Poetry: Up to 10 pages or 5-8 poems, with each poem beginning on a new page

Comics:  Inquire first


File Type and Setup

Please include a cover letter as the first page of your submission.

File name should begin with author’s last name and include genre of submission

.docx and .rtf files preferred for poetry, prose and drama

.pdf preferred for comics and acceptable in other genres if there’s a good reason for it