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American Short Fiction

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A literary snapshot of contemporary American life. Fiction Magazine | NEA Award Winner | Whiting Award Winner | ASME Award for Fiction Finalist

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Very fancy very impressive very not fast
  • Response time:
    4 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    162 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0.42%*
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Pays$300-$500

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$3

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

Fiction

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $300-500

There are no set guidelines as to the content or length of regular submissions. American Short Fiction also publishes stories (under 2000 words) online

Translation

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $300-500

All manuscripts must be written in English. Translations are acceptable, but must be accompanied by a copy of the original text.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced, with the author’s name, address, phone number, and approximate word count at the top of the first page, and numbered throughout.

  • Author's rights

    American Short Fiction purchases first serial rights. All rights revert to the author upon publication.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

316

Total submissions tracked

162 days

Average response time

0.42%

Average acceptance rate

39 days

Fastest response time

774 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 956 days, 904 days, 1560 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

0.00%

12-month average acceptance rate

167 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    General

    Sep 1, 2024 - Dec 1, 2024

    All genres

    Closed

About

American Short Fiction is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary organization based in Austin, Texas that promotes the art form of the short story in a nationally-distributed triquarterly print magazine, via ASF Online, and through live events and literary programming. Founded in 1991 by Laura Furman at th...

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Founded

1991

Country

US

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    Rebecca Markovits

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    Adeena Reitberger

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    Amanda Faraone

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    Nate Brown

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    Adam Soto

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