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Book of Matches: A Literary Journal

Literary Magazine

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Nonfiction

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Book of Matches is always interested in protest—interested in protest against the unknowing alive in human existence, in protest against the knowing, too. We publish Poetry, Short Fiction, and short creative non-fiction.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
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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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • 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

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

No more than either three poems or six pages.

Fiction - 2100 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 2100

Max pieces: 1

One story or micro fiction (100-500 words). We rarely publish work that is longer than 2,100 words, though we will consider it if it really makes us tingle.

Nonfiction - 2100 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 2100

Max pieces: 1

Creative non-fiction or micro creative-nonfiction (100-500 words). We rarely publish work that is longer than 2,100 words, though we will consider it if it really makes us tingle.

Translation

Max words: 2100

Max pieces: 1

We accept submissions of translations in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    Please do NOT include any additional identifying information in your email or within your submission document. Please do not include a bio until your work has been accepted for publication.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Poetry: Times New Roman 12-point font in a single document (.doc or .docx only please). PDFs will not be read. Please avoid posting any prose poetry submissions into the body of your email as it makes formatting it, if accepted, time consuming for us. Prose: All submissions are to be either .doc or .docx only please. PDFs will not be read. Please avoid posting any prose submissions into the body of your email as it makes formatting it, if accepted, time consuming for us.

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    If previously published in Book of Matches, please do not submit to the issue immediately following the one you were published in.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

78 days

Average response time

37.5%

Average acceptance rate

4 days

Fastest response time

99 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 290 days

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About

Book of Matches is the passion project of two lovers of Story. In an age dominated by our worst tendencies for tribalism, it is more important than ever to celebrate the best in humanity through the very real magic of words. Book of Matches is always interested in protest—interested in protest again...

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Founded

2020

Country

US

www.bookofmatcheslitmag.com

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    Kelli Allen

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Nicholas Christian

    Editor