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Funicular Magazine

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


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Funicular magazine publishes short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry from emerging and established Canadian writers, as well as work from writers around the world.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
    53 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Payssee Genres section for details

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


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: CA$ 10 per page

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: CA$ 25 per piece


Max pieces: 3

Payment: CA$ 25 per piece

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    File Type: PDF, Word, Text file. Do not put your name anywhere in the document or filename. We read submissions blind.

  • Author's rights

    If we like your work, we will ask for online and/or serial publication rights.

  • Additional info

    Payment. Short story: $10/printed page (up to a maximum of $100) Flash: $25 per piece Poetry: $25 per piece We'll also throw in a contributor's copy so you can place it conspicuously on your coffee table to help convince your parents you are not wasting your life on this writing thing. We do not currently pay for pieces accepted for online publication only.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

53 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

122 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 364 days, 800 days, 869 days

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Funicular Magazine was founded by Jeremy Bibaud and Jason Lee Norman. The idea simultaneously, independently, and cosmically, came to the minds of its editors over a pint in 2018. We saw a literary fiction-sized hole in Edmonton, Alberta. Sure, at the time our arch-nemesis Glass Buffalo had cornered...

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    Editor Jeremy Bibaud avatar

    Jeremy Bibaud


    Editor Jason Lee Norman avatar

    Jason Lee Norman


    Editor Matthew Stephanic avatar

    Matthew Stephanic

    Poetry Editor