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Rising Action Review

Literary Magazine




A no nonsense literary journal by writers, for writers, publishing both poetry and fiction. We are interested in voice and view point, come check us out!


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    Within 4 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    20 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    12% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats


Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 8000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, wtf idk

Payment: $ 25


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 25

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    For fiction submissions use Times New Roman or Arial font, and double space your work. For poetry submissions please use Times New Roman or Arial font. If you are experimenting with form we would love to read your work but due to website limitations can't guarantee that we can preserve intricate spacing or styling choices. We will contact you if there is any issue.

  • Author's rights

    If we publish your work on the website, we reserve first North American electronic publication rights and the right to keep it here in our archives indefinitely. All other rights remain property of the author. We also retain the right to promote your work on our social media channels.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

20 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

35 days

Slowest response time

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

20 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


Our aim at Rising Action is to cultivate a space where all writers feel comfortable to come and share their work with the world. We are writers too and there are few things that we dislike more than long wait times and wading through pretentious and often meandering "about us" and "what we like" sec...

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