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Montana's foremost literary magazine, founded in 1973 by the Creative Writing program at the University of Montana and helmed initially by favorite literary son William Kittredge.

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  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:  / 
    137 days*
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Pays$50-$150 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section


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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    three contributor's 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 - 8500 words max

Max words: 8500

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 150 per piece

Nonfiction - 8500 words max

Max words: 8500

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 150 per piece


Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 50 per piece


Max words: 5000

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 150 per piece


Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 150 per piece

CutBank’s longest-running digital feature – original reviews of contemporary poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Please send your suggestions and queries to our Special Projects & Reviews Editor at


Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 150 per piece

with writers, publishers, and editors who have influenced the way our world reads, writes and thinks. Submit interview project ideas, as well as completed interviews, to our Interviews Editor at


Max pieces: 10

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 50 per piece

Please submit up to 10 pieces of visual art. Please submit your work in JPEG format with at least a 300 dpi.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a cover letter (in the designated space) with a brief biography and contact information. Please do not include your contact information or biography in the document.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Prose should be double-spaced, in a conventional, readable font such as 12 point Times New Roman.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Burn Pile: our weekly conflagration of interviews, essays, reviews, music, videos, and recommended readings on the Web. We’re open to suggestions. Drop us a line. The Woodshop: writers reveal their workspaces, and thoughts about their practice. Long Way From, Long Time Since: your letters to writers, living or dead; short pieces that explore correspondence as a creative form. Payment. We do offer a cash honorarium of $50 per poem and visual art piece and $150 per prose piece (story, essay, interview, etc.), in addition to three contributor's copies for all work published in print.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

137 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

55 days

Fastest response time

210 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 904 days, 904 days

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Submission calls

    Art, Review, Interview


    Online Features

    online special editions The Woodshop Long Way From, Long Time Since Burn Pile

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We publish two print issues a year of compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. We're global in scope, but with a regional bias. Over the years, we've been privileged to feature work by Wendell Berry, Louise Erdrich, Richard Hugo, Seamus Heaney...

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