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A Velvet Giant

Literary Magazine

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We love ambiguity: flash pieces, found pieces, cross-genre experiments, the "poem" that thinks it might be a story, the "story" that thinks it might be a poem. Retellings and reimaginings. Work that chips away at institutional structures. Work that breaks everything down so that it can build.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    2-6 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    98 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0%*
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Pays$20

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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

  • 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 - 2500 words max

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary

Payment: $ 20

Up to 10 pages

Nonfiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 20

Up to 10 pages

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 20

Up to 10 pages

Translation

Payment: $ 20

We are open to translated original work.

Art

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 20

Up to 10 pages

Wtf is genre, send anything

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 20

We do not categorize work by genre, so please do not tell us what genre you're sending us (if you know). If you include a cover letter (welcome, but not required), you might say something along the lines of “included are three pieces of writing” rather than “three poems.”

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    In the body of your email, please include a short, third-person bio, to be featured alongside any piece or pieces accepted for publication. You may include links to social media profiles and/or a description or explanation of your work, although this is not required.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    We ask for first rights, and we ask that any future publications of accepted work will acknowledge A Velvet Giant.

  • Additional info

    Pays! $20 per contributor Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype

Tracker statistics

109

Total submissions tracked

98 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

29 days

Fastest response time

162 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 242 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

95 days

12-month average response time

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About

A Velvet Giant is an online literary journal. We love ambiguity: flash pieces, found pieces, cross-genre experiments, the "poem" that thinks it might be a story, the "story" that thinks it might be a poem. Retellings and reimaginings. Work that chips away at institutional structures. Work that break...

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Founded

2018

Country

US

www.avelvetgiant.com

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    Erika Walsh

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Emma Sheinbaum

    Editor-in-Chief