A Plate of Pandemic accepts submissions, via Submittable, of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art for online publication. We believe that creativity responds to crisis in interesting and unusual ways, and we look for writing and art that convey this. We are interested in work that says something about life in a pandemic-inflected world, whether metaphorically or actually. We define the term "pandemic" as a large-scale affliction, whether a disease like Covid, or other public health threats, like gun violence, war, genocide, famine, suppression of human rights, domestic violence, drug addiction, and so forth.

All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are fine so long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. We don't publish children’s literature, science fiction, religious material, erotica, pornography, or grammatically-challenged writing. Prose writers may submit one work of no more than 2500 words; poets, no more than three poems; artists (any medium) no more than three .jpegs of one work.  Please include your name and contact information on the document you submit, and please label the files you send us with your surname and genre.


Art may take any physical form -- pottery, painting, sculpture, photographs, etc.

A Plate of Pandemic