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EXCERPT Magazine

Literary Magazine





EXCERPT is a lit art magazine featuring fiction, film, music, and theater/comedy excerpts. While the online mag features all kinds of artists, the heart of EXCERPT is a print magazine of novel excerpts only (works-in-progress or small press pubs) from emerging writers


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    5% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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 (Novel excerpts )

Max words: 3000

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

We are looking for novel excerpts (4000 words max) from emerging fiction writers who have yet to publish a book with a major press (i.e. one of the big five and their endless imprints). Excerpts should feel complete in arc and momentum... that is to say, somebody should be able to pick up and read it without much need for an explanation of what happened before. A brilliant first chapter, or a standalone chapter from later on in the book. An episode, in TV speak. We don't care if you cut us off at the end, leaving us wanting more. This is a good thing actually. Entertain us. Immerse us in a world, make us laugh, break our hearts, and suspend us in a timeless fictive dream.

Audio (Songs)

Max pieces: 3

Video (Film)

short film or full-length film excerpt (up to 15 minutes)

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Submit your novel excerpts to https://excerpt.submittable.com/submit If selected for publication, we acquire one-time rights for the publication in EXCERPT magazine (a shorter version for online and the full excerpt in print). At this time, we aren't able to pay contributors, but we will be sending copies of the print issues to the top 10 literary agencies in New York

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

45 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate


Fastest response time


Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 45 days

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    Editor Douglas A. Wright avatar

    Douglas A. Wright


    Editor Cam Terwilliger avatar

    Cam Terwilliger

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Jenny Maattala avatar

    Jenny Maattala

    Fiction Editor