The Chaffin Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Nancy Jensen, Editor

The Chaffin Journal is an annual print journal.  We seek diverse and original poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction rooted in literary tradition.  We value assured voices, freshness of vision, precision of language, and a sense of urgency in all the work we publish.  Simultaneous submissions will be considered, provided you withdraw from consideration any work accepted elsewhere. No previously published work will be considered.  We define previously  published work as a piece published in another journal (paper or  electronic), in a book or chapbook (traditionally or self-published), or  one that is currently online in a public blog or within a public forum.

Submissions are accepted annually, April 1-July 15.*  Responses within 3 months of the end of the submission period.  

Limit: 1 submission per writer, per reading period.

*Note to Submitters:  Due to a high rate of submissions early in July, our submissions period for the 2019 issue of  issue closed a few days early.

Submissions will reopen April 1, 2019 for the 2020 issue.

Submissions for specific genres may be temporarily disabled due to extremely high submission rates in that genre.