Kelp Journal is an online literary magazine with oceanic, conservationist, and surf forward themes. We publish writers, travelers, artists, and photographers from all over the world in all types of genres. Kelp Journal values diversity and seeks to promote the work of writers of all ethnicities, orientations, and backgrounds, both domestic and abroad. We accept fiction, essays, poetry, and travel memoirs so long as the writing is in the English language or translated into English. We have no genre restrictions.

For The Wave, Kelp Journal is actively seeking previously unpublished micro, flash, and short fiction in any genre; short essays on any topic; book reviews; poetry, and photography and art. As always, coastal, travel, and adventure themes are preferred; however, all will be considered.

When submitting, please name your submission file with your last name, title of work, and section.

Ex: Olsen_Crush_Fiction

Ex: Santana_Gone Fishing_Non-fiction

Ex: Larks_Snowfall_Poetry

Please note that submissions that do not follow Kelp Journal guidelines will receive an automatic decline.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.