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Free bi-monthly online journal of creative writing and photography. Our muse and inspiration is the gender-non-conforming writer, photographer, actor, and activist, Claude Cahun. We seek work that is personal and willing to challenge. Submissions are always open.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    2-4 weeks*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    37 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    17%*
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Pays$10-$15 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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 - 1313 words max

Max words: 1313

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories, Speculative, wtf idk

Payment: $ 15 per piece

Low word counts (under 400-500) may submit up to 3. Long word counts (over 500-600) please only submit 1.

Fiction - 1313 words max

Max words: 1313

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories, Speculative, wtf idk

Payment: $ 15 per piece

Nonfiction - 1300 words max

Max words: 1300

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 15 per piece

Nonfiction - 1313 words max

Max words: 1313

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, , , , , ,

Payment: $ 15 per piece

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 15 per piece

Any style. Maximum length is 500 words. Due to the limitations of html, poetry that requires special formatting may be submitted as docx, pdf, jpg, or png. Assistance with formatting is available after work has been accepted.

Hybrid

Max words: 1313

Payment: $ 10 per piece

We are not heavily invested in categories, forms, or formats. In fact, we like work that makes us go, “huh?” We use the categories: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, and script loosely. Mix it up. We will consider visual poetry, photography that incorporates text, or other kinds of mash-up. Think otherwise!

Photography

Max pieces: 4

Payment: $ 15 per piece

We want work rooted in the self, in your self, your dreams, your challenges, your desires, your struggles. Erotica is fine, but nothing explicit. For inspiration, we have a page showing some of the artwork of our muses, Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore. All images should be 72 dpi and JPG or PNG. (Artwork will be published as JPG.) Please submit art with a MINIMUM long side of 1024 pixels. File size should not exceed 2 MB. Assistance with sizing and formatting is available after work has been accepted.

Play

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 15 per piece

Written works only. Stage plays, monologues, dialogues, or short films. We do not publish videos or animation (at this time). Maximum length is 1313 words.

Wtf is genre, send anything

Payment: $ 15 per piece

We are not heavily invested in categories, forms, or formats. In fact, we like work that makes us go, “huh?” We use the categories: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essay, and script loosely. Mix it up. We will consider visual poetry, photography that incorporates text, or other kinds of mash-up. Think otherwise!

How to submit

  • Processs

    Other

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter or bio is needed. We prefer not to know too much about you before we read your work.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Be neat and legible.

  • Author's rights

    We claim the right to publish your work on our website, in our PDF journal, and on social media for the sole purpose of promoting our journal. You will always be credited. All published contributors have the right to withdraw their work from Exist Otherwise at any time, for any reason.

  • Additional info

    We pay $15 per individual work. We are interested in identity, gender, recovery, and self representation. Seeking unpublished work but will consider all submissions. Let us know if a work is previously published and where. We like weird.

Tracker statistics

107

Total submissions tracked

37 days

Average response time

17%

Average acceptance rate

4 days

Fastest response time

77 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 82 days, 110 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

8.00%

12-month average acceptance rate

39 days

12-month average response time

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About

Exist Otherwise Literary Journal. We are a journal of creative writing and photography inspired by the gender-nonconforming writer, artist, and activist, Claude Cahun. Issues will be published on this site on the thirteenth day of the following months: September, November, January, March, May, and J...

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2021

Country

US

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