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 September 11th, 2023: Submissions for Constellations vol. 13 (DECEPTION) have now closed. Thank you for sending us your work. We will reopen for submissions on March 15th, 2024; if you’d like to submit your work for consideration, please take the time to read our guidelines before sending us anything.

Meanwhile, Constellations vol. 12 (UNCERTAINTY) is still available, featuring 145 pages of poetry, fiction, and photography from 62 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 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 12:

  • “On The Psychiatric Ward: All Rise” by Doug Holder (poetry)
  • “Surprise Visit” by Beate Sigriddaughter (fiction)
  • “The Picasso Museum” by Terry Allen (poetry)
  • “Return” by CD Collins (poetry)
  • “Raindrops” by Biswadarshan Mohanty (poetry)

Submissions for Constellations vol. 13 (DECEPTION) will reopen on March 15, 2023.