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Elegant Literature

Literary Magazine



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Our magazine/contest is only for new writers. We accept stories in all genres and pay professional rates. Our goal is to help promote aspiring talent. We don't accept pros so submissions are less competitive than other mags.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

PaysCA$0.01 per word

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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 2000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Fantasy, Noir, Romance

Payment: CA$ 0.01 per word


Payment: CA$ 0.01 per word

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    There is no need for a cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We accept .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats.

  • Author's rights

    We claim first world electronic rights, and non-exclusive anthology and audio rights. We have one of the most favorable contracts for authors we know of, and also a uniquely streamlined publication process.

  • Additional info

    Pays! $0.10/word

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

38 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

32 days

Fastest response time

48 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 95 days

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


Elegant Literature is a Canadian owned and operated business (legally "Elegant Media Publishing Corporation") dedicated to helping aspiring authors get their work into the world. It is the first short fiction magazine to pay professional rates but not allow professionals to submit work.







    Editor Creag Munroe avatar

    Creag Munroe