Kahini magazine is the literary monthly for Kahini members only: submissions, however, are open to all.

We accept year-round submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, cross-genre work, feature journalism, and recorded spoken-word performance–as well as interviews and creative-writing craft lectures. 

We pay $100 usd for craft lectures, interviews, and journalism.  Please query before submitting.

We pay $100 for poetry, prose, or cross-genre work. Please submit without querying.

The best way to discover the kind of work we are looking for is to be a member yourself. If you are not, our best advice for writers is in the words of Francis Ford Coppola (“You cannot make art without risk”) and Ian McEwan: “Very few novels earn their length.”

Chosen work is responded to within ninety days of your submission. If you do not hear from us within ninety days, that particular work has not been selected.

Submit (or query) by simply sending an email to [email protected]. Your work can be sent in any format you choose. You can attach your work, or send it in the body of the email. You can include a bio, or not. If the work is good, it will stand out and we’ll get in touch with you within ninety days. Our acceptance rate is currently 3%.