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Allegory Magazine

Literary Magazine




Allegory is a biannual online publication of fiction and non-fiction.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


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

  • 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


Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Science Fiction

Payment: $ 15

There is no minimum or maximum length for fiction. But bear in mind that short-shorts (less than 500 words) and flash fiction (less than 100 words) are usually hard sells for us, as are stories longer than 5000 words. We'll consider them, but they will have to be exceptional.

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 2000

Sub Genres:

Payment: $ 15

We publish one or two articles an issue. The subject matter MUST involve the art or business of writing. Research, editing, characterization, narrative style, query letters, cover letters, dealing with editors, agents or publishers - virtually any topic that concerns writing is fair game.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include the following in the body of the email and in the attached submission: Your name Name to use on the story (byline), if different Your preferred email address Your mailing address The story's title The story's word count You may also include a cover letter in the body of the email.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All stories submitted as an attachment must follow standard manuscript formatting. We will no longer read any story not properly formatted. (And we much prefer Courier New to Times New Roman) Please send your submission as an attachment in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or Rich Test Format (.rtf) only. Other formats, such as Works, WordPerfect, Open Office, etc., have proven difficult to open. Please note that we no longer accept "inline" submssions; that is, submissions with the stories pasted directly into the body of the email.

  • Author's rights

    All works that are accepted for publication remain on the site for the full six months. With the publication of the subsequent issue, all rights to the works previously displayed revert to the author. We buy First World Rights and World Reprint Rights. Bylines are most certainly given.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

30 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

24 days

Fastest response time

44 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 4294 days

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Submission calls


    May 1, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024

    All genres



We are strictly not-for-profit, in that all staff members, myself included, are volunteers and our income comes entirely from reader donations. That said, we are not a non-profit organization. Know the difference, folks. We do not have tax-exempt status and no donations received are tax deductible. ...

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    Editor Ty Drago avatar

    Ty Drago

    Managing Editor/Publisher

    Editor Jessica Bayliss avatar

    Jessica Bayliss

    Senior Editor

    Editor Jim Miller avatar

    Jim Miller

    Senior Editor

    Editor Julia Nolan avatar

    Julia Nolan

    Senior Editor

    Editor J.E. Taylor avatar

    J.E. Taylor

    Senior Editor

    Editor Loretta Giacoletto avatar

    Loretta Giacoletto

    Senior Editor