The white stag is a symbol that resonates throughout many cultures and mythologies. Each volume of White Stag will be themed around one short phrase/prompt that we find particularly compelling about the symbol. How you choose to interpret the prompt is entirely up to you.


  • We accept only original, unpublished work.
  • Please submit no more than 3-8 pages of poetry, or 3 pages of prose/fiction. Anything after that will not be read or considered for publication. Our editors are very picky about prose, so if you're submitting some, make us swoon! We do not accept translations, but will consider parodies.
  • Upload your file as a .doc OR .docx - we do not accept .pdf's. Please contact us if you are unable to put your work into a .doc OR .docx.
  • We accept work as is, so please make sure your work is fully edited & polished to your best abilities before submitting.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know right away if your work is accepted elsewhere by choosing "Withdrawal" from the drop down menu on the submission form.
  • We will consider work from writers we have previously published. 
  • Please allow anywhere between 2-4 months to receive a response regarding your submission.
  • If your work is chosen for publication, White Stag Publishing LLC reserves First American Rights. You will also receive one copy of the printed journal & be eligible to read at the release reading for this issue.


Are you ready to take the journey?