Fine Print Press is an independent publishing house, under which, Fine Print, the literary and visual arts magazine is published. Occasionally, additional publications or other limited edition items are released under this imprint.


Fine Print is an independent literary and visual arts magazine that was inspired in part by the now-defunct publication Mother’s News out of Rhode Island. Our goal is to showcase the work of independent and up-and-coming artists and authors in communities around the world. In this way, we hope to catalyze a cross-pollination of artistic communities and forward-looking individuals. We are a physical publication, not a blog. PDF versions of previous issues can be found on this site purely for archival purposes. Fine Print is published biannually on tabloid-sized 30 lb newsprint and is distributed for free in select cities throughout the United States. We currently circulate between 5,000 and 10,000 copies per issue. Fine Print is a labor of love and though we do accept advertisements from independent businesses, artists, authors, organizations, and other things we feel are beneficial to the creative community, all of the money raised goes solely to funding the printing and distribution of the publication.


Submissions are currently closed. Due to Covid-19, we will not be printing our Fall 2020 issue. We hope to return in Spring 2021 and will post here whenever a submission period is known.

We accept the following for consideration for publication in Fine Print: poetry, prose, essays, flash, fiction, comics, illustrations, and photography (black and white only). We are open to submissions/ideas that are not listed above pending review by our selection committee. We do not publish unsolicited critical reviews of any kind but will certainly consider publishing critical articles in the areas of literary and cultural studies. We ask that all submissions be previously unpublished works. Our staff members review all texts and visual art pieces submitted for consideration; if your work is (unanimously) selected, you will be contacted prior to publication. All rights revert to the artist upon publication. If your submission gets published elsewhere please let us know immediately. You may send your submissions to submissions[at]fineprintpaper[dot]com. All submissions should be sent as attachments, do not paste your work into the body of the email. We do not require a cover letter.

Submission requirements

Poetry – you may submit up to five poems. Each poem should not exceed three pages in length.

Prose / Flash / Fiction / Essays  – You may submit up to three pieces. Each piece should not exceed a maximum word count of 1,800.

Illustrations / Comics / Photography – You may submit up to five pieces. All artwork should be submitted in black and white as either a PDF or JPG file and saved at 300 DPI.

Any submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.