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Carmen et Error

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Poetry

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The cause of Roman poet Ovid’s exile was “carmen et error”, a poem and a mistake. We want your poems and your mistakes. Fiction that falls between genres. Weird, wild poems. Anything speculative, daring, or just plain odd.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    14 days*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    26 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    4% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    0%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

PaysNo

FeeNo

  • 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, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • 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

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Horror, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Speculative

Fiction - 400 words max

Max words: 400

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Horror, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Speculative

Poetry

Max lines: 40

Max pieces: 2

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    A cover letter is not necessary but say hi! Please include a short biographical statement of no more than 100 words.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    .docx or .pdf

  • Author's rights

    We ask for non-exclusive, one-time, worldwide rights to publish your work in digital formats, and then to archive it indefinitely. We also nominate our published works for prizes including the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net. If we do choose your work, we will email at the time to confirm.

  • Additional info

    Carmen et Error is a micro-journal/newsletter that features three-four pieces of exceptional work twice each quarter. We ask for non-exclusive, one-time, worldwide rights to publish your work in digital formats, and then to archive it indefinitely. We also nominate our published works for prizes including the Pushcart Prize, The Forward Prize, Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net. If we do choose your work, we will email at the time to confirm. We are unfortunately unable to pay contributors at this time, however we run events and readings through The Braag and we do ask contributors to fill paid readings slots at our online events.

Tracker statistics

40

Total submissions tracked

26 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

8 days

Fastest response time

52 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 345 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

0 days

12-month average response time

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Closed

About

Founded

2019

Country

GB

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    Editor Kym Deyn avatar

    Kym Deyn

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Nathaniel Spain avatar

    Nathaniel Spain

    Guest Editor