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"Lit-Mag coming out of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Peddler of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art."
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Open for submissions

Introduction
Vibe

Send us your best but less intimidating

Response Time
109 days
Average acceptance rate
0%

Need to know for submitting

Read carefully, it will save from dead rats in the mailbox

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      Simultaneous submissions

      Yes

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      Previously published

      No

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      Payment

      No

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      Fee

      No

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      Expedited response

      No

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      Available in print

      Yes

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      Provide contributor copies

      Two contributor's copies upon acceptance.

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      Examples online

      Yes

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      Active on social media

      Yes

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    Important stuff

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    How to submit 🏗️

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    Cover Letter and Bio 🏗️

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    Awards

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    Demographics & Eligibility

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    Formatting requirements 🏗️

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    Rights for published work 🏗️

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Types of Submissions Accepted

5 genres

A general comment from the editor [coming soon]

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Fiction

Max words: 4000

Our unique square format fairs best with shorter pieces that reflect our mission of dramatic impact in a small size. We welcome all genres, including literary, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, surrealist, magical realism, and any others, or blend of others.

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Nonfiction

Max words: 3000

We are interested in creative nonfiction (memoir and personal essay) with contemporary themes. No literary criticism.

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Poetry

Max pieces: 5

any style

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Art

Max pieces: 16

Paintings, photography, woodcuts, ink drawings, sculpture, and more. Generally, we feature one work on the front cover plus an interior layout of several additional works and an artist bio and statement. Submissions must include at least nine and up to sixteen related images. You may submit up to twice a year. Editors reserve the right to select which of your submitted pieces will be published.

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Photography

See "Art".

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Fiction

Max words: 4000

Our unique square format fairs best with shorter pieces that reflect our mission of dramatic impact in a small size. We welcome all genres, including literary, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, surrealist, magical realism, and any others, or blend of others.

all

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Nonfiction

Max words: 3000

We are interested in creative nonfiction (memoir and personal essay) with contemporary themes. No literary criticism.

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Poetry

Max pieces: 5

any style

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Art

Max pieces: 16

Paintings, photography, woodcuts, ink drawings, sculpture, and more. Generally, we feature one work on the front cover plus an interior layout of several additional works and an artist bio and statement. Submissions must include at least nine and up to sixteen related images. You may submit up to twice a year. Editors reserve the right to select which of your submitted pieces will be published.

Magazine

Founded in 2003 | United States

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Pritika Pradhan
Editor-in-Chief
Jack Harris
MANAGING EDITOR
Geoff Herbach
FACULTY ADVISOR
Chill Stats (note: this is not exactly accurate...)

Total tracked

55

Average acceptance rate

0% (so far)

Average response time

109 days

Average acceptance/rejection time

-/109 days

Fastest response time

35 days

Slowest response time

210 days

Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 939 days