Ruby is a bi-annual literary magazine and press that publishes short-form food narratives that strive for voice and artistry. We want work that grabs us and doesn't let us go—fierce prose we wish we had written. Send us your literary, genre-nonconforming, experimental, hybrid, surprising, tender, painful words. Food narratives are vulnerable narratives, stories of belonging, identity, justice, disparities, and community. Food is biography. It is complex, imbued with harm and healing, trauma and love. Our experiences with food almost immediately become storied into narrative.

Ruby reads submissions for its literary magazine twice during the year from March 1 to April 30 and from October 1 to November 30..

Ruby reviews submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, and hybrid works up to 1,000 words and themed essays up to 2,000 words. We do not consider unsolicited, previously published work.

All previously unpublished submissions should appear in English. Translations are welcome and should be accompanied by a copy of the original, previously unpublished text along with a statement certifying permission to publish from the translation rights holder.

Submissions are free.


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We thank you in advance for any donation you make. The money you send us will be used for (in no particular order):



- Web upkeep and hosting

- Providing contributor copies of print magazines (starting with Issue 8)

- Promoting our contests

- Funding our upcoming flash novellas/novels (more information coming soon)



We are also looking to make some additional changes in the future. Your generosity will help the magazine grow.



Please note that we will not respond to any submissions made in this category. This is for donations only.



Thank you,

The Bartleby Snopes Staff
Ruby