Logo of Carve Magazine literary magazine
"A quarterly literary magazine publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, illustrations, and more in print and digital formats, with select stories available to read online."
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Open for submissions

Introduction
Vibe

Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok

Response Time
1-4 months / 136 days
Average acceptance rate
2% / 4.17%

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

      $50-$100

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      Fee

      $3

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      Expedited response

      No

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      Available in print

      Yes

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      Provide contributor copies

      No

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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

3 genres

A general comment from the editor [coming soon]

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Fiction

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

literary

experimental

lgbtq

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Nonfiction

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

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Poetry

Max lines: 50

Max pieces: 3

Word count limit is 2,000.

fiction genre icon

Fiction

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

literary

experimental

lgbtq

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Nonfiction

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

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Poetry

Max lines: 50

Max pieces: 3

Word count limit is 2,000.

Magazine

Founded in 2000 | 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 :)

Bridget Apfeld
Fiction Editor
Ana Cottle
Poetry Editor
Naomi Tomlin
Nonfiction Editor
Chill Stats (note: this is not exactly accurate...)

Total tracked

91

Average acceptance rate

4.17%

Average response time

136 days

Average acceptance/rejection time

-/136 days

Fastest response time

79 days

Slowest response time

239 days

Contributors on Chill Subs

Chris Vanjonack avatar
1 pieces