Constellations is a print literary journal based in the Cambridge/Boston area, featuring poetry and short fiction. We seek writing that is fresh and resonant, and look forward to reading work from our local literary community as well as elsewhere.

UPDATE March 15th, 2024: Submissions for our 14th issue (SECOND LOOK) are now open until September 10th, 2024. Please see our Submissions page for guidelines.

Meanwhile, Constellations vol. 13 (DECEPTION) is still available, featuring a mammoth 187 pages of poetry, fiction, and photography from 75 contributors. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

The issue is available from in the U.S., in Canada, in Great Britain,,,, and in Europe, and in Asia. As Amazon print-on-demand services continue to expand, it may also become available from other country-localized Amazon sites. (As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.)


Please also join us in congratulating the authors of the following pieces, our Pushcart Prize nominees for issue 13:

  • “as though this weren’t about you” by Alex Averbuch (poetry)
  • “Long Distance Call” by Allee Mead (fiction)
  • “Fissures and Loss” by Heather Ellyard (poetry)
  • “There was a plan” by John M. Davis (poetry)
  • “The Memory Too Raw” by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler (poetry)
  • “Belongings” by Tim Keppel (fiction)
Submissions for Constellations vol. 14 (SECOND LOOK) will reopen on March 15, 2024.