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Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

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Poetry

Hybrid

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Our mission is to provide a literary home to stubborn artists and writers. We believe literary markets should be open to everyone, and we are passionate about holding the door open for all writers who wish to enter ours.

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    17 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    1.02%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$120 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$5

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

    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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

Prose

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

Flash

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1001

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

Prose

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

Flash

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

Length and format are open. Submit up to six poems for a fee.

Hybrid

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

We love mixed-genre and mixed-media pieces! If you have work that doesn’t fit neatly into the below categories, that doesn’t mean we won’t want to see it. Choose the most appropriate and include a note—we’ll figure it out.

Art

Max pieces: 20

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

We strongly encourage artists to submit work in groups consisting of a single medium: for example, if you work in photography and watercolor, send us separate submissions of each with a description of your technique/medium/style. Art and photography submissions may have previously been presented online, but are eligible for publication if they have not been featured in another magazine, website, or venue besides an artist's portfolio or webpage.

Photography

Max pieces: 20

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

We strongly encourage artists to submit work in groups consisting of a single medium: for example, if you work in photography and watercolor, send us separate submissions of each with a description of your technique/medium/style. Art and photography submissions may have previously been presented online, but are eligible for publication if they have not been featured in another magazine, website, or venue besides an artist's portfolio or webpage.

Comics

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 120 per piece

We are happy to consider comics under the flash or prose genre (depending on length).

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    18+

  • Formatting

    Single-spaced. Poems all in one document. Begin each poem on a new page, and clearly indicate when a poem extends beyond one page. There are no absolute length limits, but remember that the longer a poem, the better it has to be.

  • Author's rights

    We purchase First North American Serial, First Anthology (for the annual print anthology), and First Audio rights, and the right to archive your work on our open-access platforms after publication.

  • Additional info

    Has annual print anthologies Submission fee for longer prose (1k-5k words). Offers paid feedback and editorial feedback - all pieces are considered for publication Works with authors on editing accepted pieces Works are published with accompanying audio read by contributor or staff Accepts up to 3 poems free, 6 poems for a fee

Tracker statistics

784

Total submissions tracked

17 days

Average response time

1.02%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

53 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 61 days, 64 days, 65 days, 73 days, 73 days, 74 days, 79 days, 80 days, 86 days, 89 days, 90 days, 98 days, 98 days, 100 days, 108 days, 108 days, 126 days, 128 days, 129 days, 133 days, 134 days, 140 days, 143 days, 150 days, 155 days, 180 days, 180 days, 182 days, 200 days, 206 days, 212 days, 217 days, 243 days, 248 days, 259 days, 287 days, 335 days, 374 days, 403 days, 618 days, 673 days, 681 days, 690 days, 813 days

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Our mission is to provide a literary home to stubborn artists and writers. We pledge: - to treat all artists who submit work with respect and pay them the maximum we are able, - to respond to submissions within 30 days, or refund submission fees, - to celebrate our artists not merely for their pub...

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2019

Country

US

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    Editor James Rawlings avatar

    James Rawlings

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Maria S. Picone

    Managing Editor

    Editor Nadia Staikos avatar

    Nadia Staikos

    Prose Editor

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    Brooke Randel

    Prose Editor

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    Luke Wilson

    Assistant Managing Editor