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Inverted Syntax

Literary Magazine

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Flash CNF

Poetry

Art

Photography

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We don’t want work that adheres to outdated definitions. We want experimental. We want hybrid. We want progressive. We want work that takes unorthodox approaches to form and aesthetics.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3-12 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

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Fee$4

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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Microfiction

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes, for print issue contributors

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Please submit in a single document either one flash fiction of no more than 1000 words or two pieces of no more than 500 words each. Flash pieces may be double-spaced. Each Flash should begin on a new page.

Nonfiction

Submission fee: $ 4

No specific limitations

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Please submit in a single document either one flash fiction of no more than 1000 words or two pieces of no more than 500 words each. Flash pieces may be double-spaced. Each Flash should begin on a new page.

Poetry

Max lines: 50

Min pieces: 6

Max pieces: 8

Submission fee: $ 4

Art

Min pieces: 6

Max pieces: 8

Photography

Min pieces: 6

Max pieces: 8

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Send prose in .doc/ .docx and pdf. format. We prefer you send us both docx and pdf format of the same works in the submission. The journal is 8.5 x 8.5. We attempt to preserve the original formatting by all means possible, but there are some limitations when working within a 7.5x7.5 after margins. Please keep this in mind when considering Inverted Syntax as a home for your piece.

  • Author's rights

    If your work is published in Inverted Syntax, you are granting us First Serial Rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. If you republish your work elsewhere, you agree to credit us as the first publisher. You also agree that your work may remain on our website permanently. Postcards received in the mail are usually all automatically accepted and published regardless of whether the work has appeared online or print before.

  • Additional info

    We don’t pay contributors, but if we publish you in print, we send you a copy and we work hard to promote your published work. We also throw a launch party and reading to celebrate published work and encourage you to attend and read (currently online due to COVID). We also nominate for awards, such as the Pushcart Prize, the Best American series, Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net Anthology, and Best Microfiction. Nominees will be notified and listed on our site.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

269 days

Average response time

20%

Average acceptance rate

160 days

Fastest response time

378 days

Slowest response time

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About

At Inverted Syntax, we feel similarly. We want to be your Salon des Refusés. We believe that something is missing from the current literary and visual arts landscape— work that feels rogue, daring. Work that breaks the rules. Work that doesn't have any rules. We don’t want work that adheres to outda...

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Founded

2017

Country

US

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