Resources for Writers
Submissions Call: Granta Magazine
Submissions Deadline: 21st February 2019
Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, badinage and literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it published the work of writers like A.A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story and its supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.
Granta will be open for non-fiction and fiction submissions during the following periods:
21 January until 21 February 2019
28 April until 28 May 2019
Terms and Conditions
Please submit only one complete story or essay at a time. Multiple submissions will not be read. Fiction and non-fiction will be considered for both our print and online editions, unless you specifically state otherwise in your cover letter.
We only publish original material, i.e. first-ever publication. We cannot run a piece that has already appeared on the web or elsewhere in print. We can, however, publish an original translation if the work has previously appeared in another language. We have no set maximum length or minimum length, though most of our submissions are between 3,000-6,000 words.
Please include a cover letter stating where your work has been published before, if relevant. Please do not submit book manuscripts, academic essays or reviews. Please only submit work written in English. Please use double-spacing.
Please note that we are not in a position to comment on your work. We receive a significant number of submissions every day, many of which may be unsuitable for Granta, however well written.
We encourage to all who submit that they read recent issues of Granta to familiarise themselves with material the magazine has published.
Further information and applications here.