Welcome to Beyond Words, an international literary magazine founded in 2020.

Our magazine is a printed publication. However, we also offer digital editions of our issues. 

We publish monthly.

We consider poems and flash fiction and non-fiction up to 1000 words. 

We also look for inspiring and creative visual art.

For more information visit our website, Facebook and Instagram!


We are currently reading for Beyond Words Magazine Issue 51 (October 2024).

We invite you to submit your poetry, as well as short fiction and non-fiction, for consideration.

Tired of waiting for months to hear back from literary magazines? We at BEYOND WORDS LITERARY MAGAZINE believe there can be another way. We work around the clock and promise to respond to your submission within 24 hours with a decision.

BEYOND WORDS is an international magazine of literature and art founded in 2020. We accept submissions of poetry (up to three poems in a single submission) and flash fiction/non-fiction (one piece per submission; max. length 1000 words).

We consider previously published works. We also permit simultaneous submissions.

Beyond Words Magazine is published in both digital and print.

All submitters will receive 3 complimentary digital copies of recent editions of Beyond Words Magazine: Issue #43, Issue #42, and Issue #41.

Looking forward to reviewing your submissions! In the meantime, we invite you to add us on Instagram @beyondwordsmagazine and/or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BeyondWordsMagazine for the latest news.


Nothing troubles more than feeling that you cannot turn back time. That things could have been different, if only... if only....

Regret is one of the strongest emotions we experience, and often comes together with sadness, anxiety, and the frustrating understanding that we do not always make the correct choices and lack control over our life.

Following the success of our My Greatest Fear anthology, published in December 2023, Beyond Words will release a special anthology in December 2024, all about regrets. We invite you to submit your poems, as well as your fiction or non-fiction short stories / flash pieces, for consideration!

We accept simultaneous submissions. 

We are OK with previously published works. However, if a submitted piece has been previously published, please add a note about it.

There is no word count limit for poetry; for stories, we ask that your work doesn't exceed 3000 words. 

We promise a fast turnaround - you will hear back from us within 24 hours.  

We look forward to reading your wonderful works. Good luck!


In September 2024 we will publish "ONCE IN A LIFETIME" - a special anthology about special moments which we will probably not experience again. 

We accept poetry (please no more than 3 poems in a single submission) and short stories up to 5000 words. 

We permit simultaneous submissions. We also permit the submission of previously published works, but please let us know where and when the piece was published upon submission (you can include this information in your bio). 

Our Editorial Board reads submissions on a daily basis and you can expect a decision within 24 hours.

Good luck!


We are excited to announce our new 250-word creative writing competition for the Summer 2024 edition of Beyond Words Literary Magazine. The theme this time is: QUESTIONS.

We invite you to submit your poems and flash pieces up to 250 words.

Our Editorial Board will read all submissions in a blind review process, and will then choose the best works. The winning pieces will be featured in our July-August 2024 edition!

Good luck!

Decisions will be sent out in June.


Beyond Words, an international magazine of literature and art, is currently celebrating 46 editions!

We are looking for visual artists who would like their work to appear on the cover of our upcoming 2024 and early 2025 editions! 

We invite you to submit your best and most creative works for consideration - up to 10 pieces in a single submission

Have a look at our past covers prior to submitting, to get some idea about our taste! You can find all our magazine covers here: https://www.beyondwordsmag.com/online-store/Beyond-Words-Literary-Magazine-Purchase-Single-Issues-c126759813

We will get back to you with a decision within 5 business days. 

If your pieces are not selected as the cover art, we will still consider them for the inner pages of our magazine! 

Looking forward to reviewing your submissions! In the meantime, we invite you to add us on Instagram @beyondwordsmagazine and/or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BeyondWordsMagazine for the latest updates.

Good luck!


We are thrilled to announce our 3rd poetry chapbook awards!  

Our extended Editorial Board, a group of 13 international creatives: writers, editors and artists, will review your chapbooks and select the most creative; those who demonstrate multiple poetry techniques; and read as one piece , each poem contributing to the others. 

The winners will get their chapbook published with Beyond Words Press and promoted on our social media channels! 

Please only include poems or prose-poems.

We will only consider chapbooks up to 30 pages

Decisions will be sent out in October 2024.

Good luck!

Beyond Words Literary Magazine