Searching for the outstanding. Causeway Lit is an online literary journal that is edited, and published, by the graduate students of the Fairfield University Masters of Fine Arts Program. Our mission is to provide a platform for outstanding works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to writers at all stages of their careers. Writers whose work has been featured in Causeway Lit have gone on to publish stories in Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, and Barrelhouse, to name a few.  

We are currently accepting submissions for Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. We do not accept translated submissions of other writers or poets. Please read the relevant guidelines carefully.


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Poetry Submission Guidelines

  • Submit one poem (max ten pages)
  • Please single space and use 12-point font.
  • In the submission manager, please include the submission title.
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear in the submitted document.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed only if CausewayLit is notified of the piece's acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
  • The first place winner of this contest will receive a prize of $50 via PayPal.
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Nonfiction Submission Guidelines

  • Submit nonfiction up to 25 pages using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please double space and use 12-point font.
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager, but no name should appear on the manuscript.
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if we are notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
  • The first place winner of this contest will receive a prize of $50 via PayPal.
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  • Submit fiction up to 25 pages (max) using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please double spaced, 12-pt font with 1" margins. 
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager. DO NOT put name, address, &c within the document. 
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if CausewayLit is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
  • The first place winner of this contest will receive a prize of $50 via PayPal.
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  • Submit your essay on the art and craft of writing using this online submission manager.
  • Please title your submission with the title of your piece.
  • Please use double spaced, 12-pt font with 1" margins. 
  • Include a brief bio with contact information in the cover letter field on the submission manager. DO NOT put name, address, &c within the document. 
  • Simultaneous submissions allowed if CausewayLit is notified of acceptance elsewhere.
  • Previously published work is not eligible.
  • You will receive a $5 honorarium if published.


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