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Atlas and Alice

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


Flash Nonfiction



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It’s that kind of intersection—in the case of our title, between literature and science—that interests us. We like things that meet, conjoin, dance, rebound, explode. Bring two things together; see what happens.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:  / 
    45 days*
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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 - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

We want to see your self-contained stories (novel excerpts only if they can stand alone).

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Got something shorter? We like flash. For fiction, send us up to three pieces, each less than 750 words

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

We strongly prefer content that feels grounded and specific. Evoke a particular place, a particular time. Dig deep into what makes home “home,” the origin of names, etc. Drawing from other disciplines and forms of storytelling is encouraged when it’s done intentionally and with specificity.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000


Max pieces: 5

3-5 poems (and no more than 10 pages per submission).


No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Cover letters: We all hate writing them, don't we? So consider them unnecessary. All we want from you is a short bio and your contact email. If you have something interesting to say, want to mention a piece we published that you like, or how you found out about the magazine, by all means do. If you're just including the same old "My work has been published or is forthcoming from..." then, we encourage you not to write a cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    For prose, include the total word count at the beginning of the document. Please format submissions in 1 document.

  • Author's rights

    Atlas and Alice acquires first serial rights, but those rights revert back to you, the artist, upon publication. We kindly ask for acknowledgment for subsequent reprints of your work.

  • Additional info

    We welcome subs from underrepresented writers. This includes (QT)BIPOC folks and writers based outside North America and the UK. Two of our editors have a soft spot for lyric pieces. “More of a seismograph, less of a timeline. I like the fragmented, the segmented which unapologetically doesn’t seek to be whole,” as one of the assistant CNF editors paraphrases Sarah Fawn Montgomery. We strongly prefer content that feels grounded and specific. Evoke a particular place, a particular time. Dig deep into what makes home “home,” the origin of names, etc. There are a few things we DO NOT WANT: 1) your Covid stories (unless you have a particular, unique experience), 2) philosophical musings, 3) boozy expat travel stories, 4) second person breakup stories. If you have a submission that does not fit in the traditional genres, you have our immediate attention. We’re open to various forms of multimedia work.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

45 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

294 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 535 days, 535 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

37 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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