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El Portal

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction






Eastern New Mexico University’s literary magazine, El Portal, offers a unique venue for the work of writers, artists and photographers

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    120 business days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 501

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Short Stories (up to 4,000 words)

Fiction - 500 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Flash Fiction (up to 500 words)

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres:


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 5

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Not specified.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Not specified.

  • Author's rights

    Upon acceptance, El Portal acquires: 1) worldwide rights to publish a(n) artist’s/writer’s contribution (i.e., flash fiction, short story, essay, etc.) in an upcoming edition of El Portal and any El Portal-affiliated media; 2) exclusive worldwide rights for a period of ninety (90) business days from the date of El Portal’s first publication of the submission in question; 3) non-exclusive perpetual rights to republish, store, syndicate, or distribute the submission or portions of the submission in English; and 4) the right to use the contributor’s name and likeness in a fair and dignified manner and to publish information about the contributor in connection with the advertising and promotion of El Portal and of the submission in question. 5) When exclusive rights expire after ninety (90) business days, the artist/writer is free to seek publication elsewhere, but El Portal must be credited in all subsequent publications of the submission in question. 6) All rights granted by this agreement are granted in perpetuity and applicable in all media including, but no limited to, all electronic media, internet, wireless or mobile platforms whether now known or hereafter created. 7) If a(n) artist/writer wishes to withdraw a submission from El Portal, s/he can do so within sixty (60) business days prior to the publication of the applicable edition of El Portal. Requests to withdraw content can be directed to the editor at el.portal@enmu.edu. 8) Artists/writers retain the copyrights of their respective submissions to El Portal.

  • Additional info

    All contributors receive two free copies.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

51 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

39 days

Fastest response time

53 days

Slowest response time

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    Editor Audra Bagwell avatar

    Audra Bagwell


    Editor Cody Wilhelm avatar

    Cody Wilhelm

    Assistant Editor

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    Tenika Heidelberg

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