The Chaffin Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Submitters:  Due to a recent shout-out to in Submittable's newsletter, Submishmash--a boost we are most grateful for--The Chaffin Journal has received nearly four times the total number of submissions we expected for our entire 3 1/2 month submissions period--most of them from July 3-July 8.  On July 4, within 24 hours of the release of Submishmash, we had exceeded the number of submissions allowed by our subscription to Submittable's service.  The folks at Submittable very kindly worked with us to triple our submissions limit for the remainder of July, but work has continued to pour in, and, as of 9:00 p.m. EST on July 8, only 30 slots for submissions remain.

I anticipate that the submissions portal for The Chaffin Journal will shut down automatically sometime on Sunday, 9 July, or, at the latest, on Monday, 10 July.  So long as the submissions button remains live, you are welcome to submit your work.  However, due to the vast number of total submissions, we will be unable to accept any more work for consideration after our Submittable portal shuts down.

Thank you for your interest in The Chaffin Journal.  Please keep us in mind for our next submissions cycle, beginning April 2018.

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.