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matchbook literary magazine

Literary Magazine

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Flash Nonfiction

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matchbook is an online literary journal that publishes one piece of short prose every two weeks.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    3 months max*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    1% *
    Editor reported data

Pays$20

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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • 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 - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, Magical Realism, Speculative, wtf idk

Payment: $ 20

We are most interested in works fewer than 1,000 words, but we will publish those with higher word counts if they are exceptional. ​​If we fancy your submission, you'll be asked to submit a companion piece to be included as an Author’s Note, postings of which appear below the published piece. Send unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Being a writer is hard. Please let us know asap if it is accepted elsewhere. No AI written or assisted submissions. Please limit submissions to three pieces if they are longish. Five if they are shortish.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: , , , , ,

Payment: $ 20

We are most interested in works fewer than 1,000 words, but we will publish those with higher word counts if they are exceptional.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Duosuma

  • Cover letter

    Keep it simple and relatively short. Let us know why matchbook could be right for this piece, or what drew you to us in the first place. No need to summarize the work. Let us know if we know you IRL or via internet, so we can note that. For your bio, send something updated and 3-5 sentences.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    File formats allowed are .doc or .docx, .odt, or online doc like a Google Doc. Spacing and fonts should be consistent, 1.5 or double-spaced, and use a basic serif font.

  • Author's rights

    matchbook requests first serial rights, the right to archive your work on our site indefinitely, as well as a right to reprint your work if we select it for a print version of matchbook, of which you would be notified ahead of time. Please see this page for clarification of these terms: http://www.pw.org/content/copyright

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

15

Total submissions tracked

16 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

15 days

Fastest response time

18 days

Slowest response time

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About

matchbook is an online literary journal that publishes one piece of short prose accompanied by an author's note every two weeks. Its initial run was from 2009 to 2021. It reopened in 2024. ISSN: 2152-8608. Contact us at editor at matchbooklitmag dot com.

Founded

2009

Country

US

www.matchbooklitmag.com

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    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Brian Mihok avatar

    Brian Mihok

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    Marcelle Heath

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    Elias Renaud

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    Jeannie Hoag

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    Marie Capasso

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    Armando Celayo

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