UK-based literary magazine Granta has published many of the world’s finest writers tackling some of the world’s most important subjects, from intimate human experiences to the large public and political events that have shaped our lives. Its contributors have included Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Saul Bellow, Roberto Bolaño, Raymond Carver, Angela Carter, Gabriel García Márquez, Kazuo Ishiguro, Milan Kundera, Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith, amongst others.
Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.
Until April 1, Granta is open for submissions. Please submit in only one category at a time. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art will be considered for both our print and online editions, unless you specifically state otherwise in your cover letter.
Only unpublished original material will be accepted, i.e. first-ever publication – pieces that have already appeared online or in print should not be submitted. However, original translations of work previously appeared in another language is permissible. Although there is no restrictions on word count, most submissions are between 3,000-6,000 words. Submissions must be in English.