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Arcturus

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Hybrid

Poetry

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We're an online journal open year-round and are a sister publication of the Chicago Review of Books!

Highlights

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

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  • 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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Hybrid

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Poetry

Min pieces: 3

Max pieces: 5

up to 3–5 poems, no more than 10 pages total

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Provide a brief cover letter and third person bio.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Attach your work as either a Word Doc, or PDF.

  • Author's rights

    For original, previously unpublished work, we only ask for First North American Serial Rights (i.e., to be the first publication in North America to publish it), after which the rights return to you.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

41

Total submissions tracked

119 days

Average response time

-

Average acceptance rate

18 days

Fastest response time

357 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open

About

The Chicago Review of Books presents Arcturus, an online literary magazine of new perspectives in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid genres. Inspired by Chicago’s early modernist literary magazines like The Dial (1880), Poetry (1912), and The Little Review (1914), we’ve published a di...

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Founded

2016

Country

US

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    Editor Sara Cutaia avatar

    Sara Cutaia

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Adam Morgan avatar

    Adam Morgan

    Founder + Publisher

    Editor Rachel León avatar

    Rachel León

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Chrissy Martin avatar

    Chrissy Martin

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Roseanna Alice Boswell avatar

    Roseanna Alice Boswell

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Sophie Amado avatar

    Sophie Amado

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Caitlin Stout avatar

    Caitlin Stout

    Managing Editor