Submit Your Work


Excellent writing. Powerful storytelling. Inspiring journeys.

If you’re a writer interested in blogging for The First Day, send a pitch and/or writing samples to

The First Day is now accepting submissions within the following genres: 

  • Personal essays (750 words or less) about renewal, journey and growth
  • Engaging reviews of new movies, music, television, and books
  • Short fiction (2,000 words or less), flash fiction, and poetry
  • Interviews with inspiring artists and people making a difference 

Note: We are now a strictly online journal.

Email with submissions or queries. Submissions may be in the text of the email or in an attached Word document (docx., doc.). Please include a brief bio and head shot in your email, as well as a current email address with your contact information.

First Day Press

The First Day is an online magazine bringing you fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art reviews celebrating the individual experience of renewal, journey, and growth. Visit our blog to read thought-provoking writing, or to submit your work. Browse our site to learn more!

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  1. Hello –

    I’ve tried a couple times to send you an inquiry – via the link above – about Poetry Submissions, but Outlook Express demands more technical info than I can currently command. I’d like to submit a few of my own poems (all short.) Are there any criteria re numbers of poems you accept for submission?

    Thank you for your attention.


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