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MASKS Literary Magazine

Literary Magazine








MASKS Literary Magazine latest issue

A Weisman Award-winning, independent, print and online literary magazine committed to amplifying the voices of emerging writers and visual artists. We're eager to serve as a gateway for emerging creatives and publish new perspectives.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    4-6 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays$20-$30 per piece

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

    yes, print for US, digital for international

  • 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

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 25 per piece

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Payment: $ 25 per piece


Min pieces: 3

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 20 per piece

all forms of poetry


Min pieces: 3

Payment: $ 30 per piece

We'd love to see up to 3-6 images, and if they're united by a common theme or style, all the better.


Payment: $ 30 per piece

We'd love to see up to 3-6 images, and if they're united by a common theme or style, all the better.


Payment: $ 30 per piece

no longer than five minutes


Payment: $ 30 per piece

no longer than five minutes

How to submit

  • Processs


  • 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

    Available in print. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue. U.S. contributors will receive a print issue. International contributors will receive a high-res PDF. (Unfortunately, due to the cost of shipping, we cannot mail free copies internationally, but we can offer our international contributors print copies at a low contributor discount.) Pays! Fiction and nonfiction writers will receive a $25 honorarium per piece, and poets will receive $20 per poem. Artists and photographers receive $30.00 per piece (no more than two).

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

23 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

53 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 136 days

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    All genres



MASKS Literary Magazine provides a space for individual artistic development with the larger goal of fostering literary thinking in our culture through our publication. We've pledged to increase representation of the BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, disabled, multilingual, and other marginalized and underrep...

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    Editor L.A. Hawbaker avatar

    L.A. Hawbaker


    Editor C.T. Lisa avatar

    C.T. Lisa

    Managing Editor