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Cease, Cows

Literary Magazine



At Cease, Cows we want to explore the contemporary, the strange, the big questions. We want to feel cultural pulses, expose mental arteries, bathe in both the sanguine and sanguinary. We want to publish prose with fire and truth.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months (or less)*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    8% *
    Editor reported data



Find more details in the Genres section

  • 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

    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 - 500 words max

Max words: 500

Sub Genres: Literary


Submission fee: $ 2

We want prose poetry that makes us pause mid-chew, we want to be moo-ved. Better not send us rhyming poems or we’ll give you the hoof.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    A cover letter is nice, but not required. Please include a 100-ish word, third-person author bio.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    All works of original fiction and poetry are published with the permission of the individual authors, and all copyright to a work remains with its author. We do request that our authors acknowledge Cease, Cows as the first place to feature their work if it appears elsewhere in the future. Work published on our site may not be reproduced without permission, per standard copyright laws.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

12 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

29 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 107 days

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You may see the title of our silly literary magazine and ask yourself, “What the [insert f-bomb] is that?” We’ll appease your burning curiosity. It’s from a novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, by the excellent Gabriel García Márquez. Now you have secret knowledge. Use it wisely. Or don’t. Whatevs....

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    Susannah Jordan