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Gray's Sporting Journal

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Poetry

Nonfiction

Flash Nonfiction

Photography

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Gray's Sporting Journal is the original chronicle of fine sporting literature, art, photography, and travel.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6-7 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    10% *
    Editor reported data

PaysYes

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

Max words: 1500

Features may be no shorter than 1,500 words. We reject many manuscripts that are well written but just too long.

Fiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 750

Max words: 1500

Yarns are just that—campfire tales, should run from 750 to 1,500 words.

Poetry

We prefer poems shorter than 1,000 words.

Nonfiction

Max words: 1500

Expeditions articles run between 2,500 and 3,000 words. Features may be no shorter than 1,500 words.

Nonfiction - 1500 words max

Max words: 750

Max words: 1500

Yarns are just that—campfire tales, should run from 750 to 1,500 words.

Photography

Inside-front Covers or Photographic Essays. We are looking for essays of stunning quality, focusing on angling and hunting.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • 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

    We expect competent, vividly written prose—fact or fiction—that has high entertainment value for a very sophisticated audience. To get a feel for what Gray’s publishes, review several back issues. Gray’s is published seven times a year, including four themed issues. We choose an issue’s offerings about eight to twelve months before publication. We pay from $600 to $1,250 for features, based on quality, not length; yarns average $600; poems, $100. We pay $50 to $300 for photographs. For Expeditions pieces, we pay $850 to $1,000 plus $75 per picture published. The inside front cover pays $250. All payment is made upon publication. We urge multiple submissions. All submissions are on a speculation-only basis—even if you receive a positive response to a query.

Tracker statistics

17

Total submissions tracked

3 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

-

Fastest response time

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Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 2 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

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12-month average response time

Submission calls

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About

Founded

1975

Country

US

www.grayssportingjournal.com

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    Mike Floyd

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Wayne Knight

    art director