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After Dinner Conversation

Literary Magazine


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An independent, nonprofit, monthly literary magazine that focuses on short story fiction that encourages philosophical and ethical discussions.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2-3 months*
    Editor reported data
    35 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    5% *
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  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%

Pays$75 per piece

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

    From the editors

    You need to prove you have permission to print again. Typically done via proof of agreement with last publisher grants republish rights.

    What's that?

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

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors


    What's that?

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

Fiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary, Children's story, LGBTQ+ Stories, Speculative, Young Adult

Payment: $ 75 per piece

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How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We really, really, don't care about your bio.

  • Eligibility

    Open to all.

  • Formatting

    No artwork within the submission, we do not publish it.

  • Author's rights

    We include a sample of our agreement on our website.

  • Additional info

    Offer expedited response: 3-5 days using FAST PASS ($12 Fee) Must ask ethical or philosophical question We don’t care if it’s sci-fi, fantasy, romance, contemporary women’s fiction, historical fiction, western, or whatever, but the short story should have a deeper point for a longer discussion. While all are readings are blind readings, here is the after-the-fact demographics we found of who we published in 2023. - 56% Female, 41% Male - 72% Heterosexual, 10.5% Bisexual, 8% Gay/Lesbian, - 27% People of Color - 73% First Time Published

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

35 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

81 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1354 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

37 days

12-month average response time

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    Always open




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    Editor Kolby Granville avatar

    Kolby Granville


    Editor R.K.H. Ndong avatar

    R.K.H. Ndong

    Story Editor

    Editor Stephen Repsys avatar

    Stephen Repsys

    Acquisitions Editor

    Editor Shawn Winchester avatar

    Shawn Winchester

    Cover Designer

    Editor Tina Lee Forsee avatar

    Tina Lee Forsee

    Substack Editor