Submissions Guidelines

  • All submissions of writing and artwork will be considered for publication in our online journal, and are also automatically entered into any relevant contests.


  • Minors (less than 18 years of age) need to submit written parental consent to post their work online, and/or be published in Cogito journal and its allied publication.

  • Writers/ Authors/ Poets/ Artists need to send at least 3 works for submissions to any particular issue. We will not consider single submissions from contributors.

  • By signing the contract, you are giving Cogito and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print and electronic media. However, all individual contributors to Cogito retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Cogito is copyrighted.

  • Please refer to the Cogito Writer's Contract for further details.

  • Cogito has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Our Editorial Team checks the originality of all published work through WriteCheck.


  • We require a short bio or cover letter about the writer. This can be of min. 50 and max. 100 words.


  • We do not open attachments. Please copy/paste your submission(s) in the body of the email.

We need your help! 


Facing the several challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic—from the medical to the economic, the social to the political—requires us to seek help from all the possible avenues. While there is still a lot of uncertainty, Cogito Literary Journal's dedication to its writers and readers remains unwavering. That’s why you’ll never see a paywall or ads. It also means that we rely on you, our readers, for support. If you like what you read here, pledge your contribution to keep it free for everyone. Your contributions, no matter how small, will be extremely significant in helping us pay our writers and artists without a submission fee. The literary arts and the fine arts are always the first casualty during any crisis and this catastrophic pandemic is no exception. Together we can find a way to get through this crisis. 

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