LitMag logo


Literary Magazine





LitMag latest issue

Literary Magazine. NYC. Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize, Pushcart Prize, etc. Available at Barnes & Noble

This listing is scheduled for audit

Please double check information on the magazine’s website

if you are an editor for this magazine, you can claim the listing here

Girl with a notebook


  • Vibe:Very fancy very impressive very not fast
  • Response time:
    3 months*
    Editor reported data
    240 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Payssee Genres section for details

Find more details in the Genres section


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

  • 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 - 15000 words max

Max words: 15000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $125-500

Short stories, novellas. Print: up to 15,000 words Online: up to 4,000 words Short stories, novella


Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $250-500

Creative nonfiction; essays on literature, art, culture, and music; biography, memoir Print: 15,000 words Online: 4,000 words


Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 125 per piece

No restrictions on style or form


Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 150

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    LitMag acquires First English-language print and electronic rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.

  • Additional info

    LitMag Print: Upon acceptance, we pay: $500 for full-length fiction or nonfiction (5,000+ words); $250 for fiction or nonfiction (2,500-4,999 words); $125 for a poem, a group of short poems, or a short short (flash). $150 for a small spread of original artwork, photographs, or cartoons, etc. Note: All artwork must be in Black & White. LitMag Online: Upon acceptance, we pay $125. Fiction is open: Sept 1 to Nov. 30; Feb 1 to May 31 Poetry is open: Sept 1 to Dec 31; Feb 1 to May 31 Nonfiction is open: Sept 1 to Nov 30; Jan 1 to May 31 LitMag Online is open: Sept 1 to Nov 30; Feb 1 to May 31 Artwork (print) is open: Sept 1 to May 31 (Note: Black & White only) Please wait until you have heard back from us before submitting again.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

240 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

55 days

Fastest response time

900 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1852 days, 2285 days, 2280 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

person with a laptop

Submission calls

    All genres



LitMag is a print journal of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, a home for award-winning, emerging and unknown writers. We seek work that moves and amazes us. We are drawn to big minds and large hearts.






    Editor Marc Berley avatar

    Marc Berley


    Editor Vered Sussman avatar

    Vered Sussman

    Associate Editor

    Editor Lisa Marfleet avatar

    Lisa Marfleet

    Assistant Editor