The Commuter is Now Accepting Poems and Graphic Narratives/ How to Submit (Payment: $100).

Electric Literature’s The Commuter is now accepting submissions of poetry and graphic narratives for publication. The magazine will pay $100 for accepted works. The deadline for submissions is, Monday, December 23rd, 2019.

Who is Eligible to Submit:

  • Anyone writing in English.
  • There is no submission fee.

How to Submit:

  • Poetry: Submit 3-5 poems in a single document. The submission must not exceed 8 pages in total.
  • Graphic Narratives: Either traditional or non-traditional forms of visual storytelling, submit no more than 3 pieces of narrative illustration, comics, or mixed media narrative.
  • For comics, each piece should contain no less than 3 panels.
  • The total page count of your submission (Graphic Narrative) should not be more than 15 pages.
  • Submissions close by Monday, December 23rd, 2019.
  • Submit here.


  • $100 for accepted works.

Ernest Ogunyemi

Ernest O. Ogunyemi enjoys playing with words to express what he feels within, or wants to feel. His stories have appeared in magazines and blogs such as Tuck Magazine, Naija Stories, Poetry Soup and his poetry is forthcoming in Acumen91 (out in May) and African Writing. Currently, he is working on a short story collection: Weaving Fine Rhythms from Broken Tunes.

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