Submissions for Polarlit will reopen September 1, 2024. 

What we’re looking for:

Fiction, poetry, essays and visual art with a connection to Svalbard. (How you interpret that connection is up to you.) Submissions can be in any language. English translations or summaries are gratefully welcomed, but not required. 1,800 word limit.

Who can submit:

Anyone who has lived in or visited Svalbard. We welcome emerging, unpublished and first-time writers and artists, as well as established professionals.

What you’ll receive:

All published writers and artists receive a free copy of the magazine. In addition, three 500 NOK Editor’s Choice honoraria will be granted: one for poetry, one for prose and one for visual art.

Where to submit:

Email submissions to Please include your name and a brief bio. 

Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2024.