Genuine Gold

Submissions are currently closed.

Genuine Gold is a literary magazine that strives to publish high-quality, yet unpretentious, poems, short stories, and essays. For the first issue of our magazine, we only accepted work from Indiana writers. Going forward, writers from anywhere in the world are encouraged to submit work for publication.

The magazine is produced with the help of The Indiana Pizza Club, so obviously we are wild about pizza. (It is the greatest food in the world.) However this magazine is dedicated to other passions of ours – great fiction, unique poetry, and thought-provoking essays. Even though the social media reach and website of The Indiana Pizza Club function to support this magazine, we have no specific interest in poems or stories about pizza. In fact, we aren’t particularly interested at all in pieces that deal with our favorite food. (We know that’s weird!)

Instead, we’re looking for poems of any length, short stories (no more than 2500 words), and pitches for essays that reflect creativity and unique perspectives on life. We welcome submissions of up to 3 poems and/or 2 short stories at a time. Completed nonfiction pieces can be submitted in the form below. However if you are interested in pitching an idea for a nonfiction piece, please email us at the address below with a short description of your concept and, if possible, some writing samples.

We are interested in submissions from new and established writers, and every piece will be reviewed by our editorial staff without seeing author names.

Please do not submit work that has been published elsewhere, either in print or online.

We gladly accept simultaneous submissions but do ask that you alert us if one of your submissions is accepted by another publication.

You will receive a reply to your submissions within three months.

We ask for First North American Serial Rights and that you acknowledge Genuine Gold in the event of subsequent publication. At this time we cannot offer payment for publishing your work. We will, however, provide a digital copy of the magazine to all writers whose work appears in an issue.

Submissions for Genuine Gold are currently closed. Previous issues of Genuine Gold are available in both print and ebook.

If you have any questions you can contact us at