open submissions! Crooked Teeth is a recently Established Literary Magazine based out of San Francisco. We are currently accepting submissions for our third issue, scheduled to come out in april 2018. submission deadline: february 15, 2018. 

Send us something!

We want stories that feature city life in some way, and use that setting to say something. Sound vague? Good! We want this to be an open concept.

No genre is off-limits.

We, the editors, love local stories that have something to say about the here and now. What's it like to live in Any Town, Anywhere, in 2017? We want to know. City life's a beautiful, twisted, terrifying piece of pie. Give us a slice.

The beauty of poetry is there really isn't any rules. If it works, it works. Of course we want urbanity to appear in some fashion, but we're not gonna sit here and tell you how to write your poem. If you think it's good, send her in.

That mid-century Beatnik aesthetic. Hitch-hiking Kerouac-esque hicks. Crotchety Mailmen in 1970's LA. If it would make Allen Ginsberg slowly nod his head in approval, we approve.

The greatest part of living in a city is how you can walk down a street and get a little taste of pretty much everything. We aren't gonna limit things to the written word and musical notes because a city is a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds and experiences. Do you have an awesome photo you took? Or a painting? Digital creation? We want 'em!   

Please email all submissions to Crookedteethlitmag@gmail.com. Include a short bio in the body of your email, approximately 50-80 words in length. Tell us who you are, where you're from, and a little about your writing history.

prose and Poetry

  • For poetry: 3 poems maximum per submission. 
  • For prose: 2 pieces maximum per submission. (While we have no word limit, any works over 5,000 words will be serialized over multiple issues). 
  • Attach the work as: PDF, Word Doc, Google Doc, or in the body of your email.
  • We accept works that have been previously published, as long as you are the current owner of the artistic rights.


  • For music publication, please send in no more than three songs. 
    • Please include a copy of your lyrics, if applicable. 
    • If you are interested in getting your work (a single, EP, full-length album, etc.) reviewed by Cori Amato Hartwig, our music editor, please contact her via crookedteethlitmag@gmail.com with the subject line as "Music Review." (Note: An email asking for a review does not guarantee a review in the magazine). 
  • Attach the audio as: WAV, MP3, MP4 or AAC.
  • If you would like to submit a music video, please submit by uploading to YouTube and send us a link.
  • Note: If file sizes are too big to send via email, please email us a link to the files via Google Drive.

Other Arts

  • Attach any visual art as JPEG, JPG, or PNG. Please mention the titles of your works. High resolution files are preferred and are more likely to be published.
  • We accept all art forms (film, interactive installations, conceptual art,  etc.) as long as there is a way for us to publish it (either digitally and/or in print). Send it in! 
  • Note: If file sizes are too big to send via email, please email us a link to the files via Google Drive.  


faq: submissions

Q1: Can anyone submit? Do I have to live in the USA? Do I have to be a certain age?

A1: We accept work from anyone and everyone, anywhere in the world, of any age. 

Q2: When is your current deadline?

A2: The deadline for our third issue is February 15, 2018. 

Q3: When will I find out if my piece has been accepted or not?

A3: We will be in touch with every submitter via email as soon as the final decisions are made. Generally, submitters can expect an acceptance or rejection email two to three weeks after the deadline closes.
**(This is an estimate. For the second issue, it took months due to the amount of submissions and problems with funding). 

Q4: Do you accept work that's previously been published?

A4: Yes! As long as you have the rights to it, send it in. 

If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to email us at crookedteethlitmag@gmail.com.