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Menagerie Magazine

Literary Magazine






Menagerie publishes fiction, essay, poetry, and hybrid works. What we like: sentences so sharp they draw blood; the strange and inexplicable; the wild and weird and uncanny. Our menagerie contains curios of all sizes and shapes.


  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    30-60 days*
    Editor reported data
    62 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats


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

  • 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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, wtf idk

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 50


Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 50


Max words: 5000

Submission fee: $

Payment: $ 50

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

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

  • Additional info

    We care about writers and artists. That means if you’ve entrusted your work to us, you’ll get a response. And we pay $50 per piece accepted. Because it’s important we value what you’ve made. We’ll do our level best to promote your work, pairing each piece with original artwork, and providing social posts you can use on your own channels. It’s our hope that Menagerie will serve as an accelerator for bringing your work into the world and getting it noticed.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

62 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

172 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 480 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

62 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres



Menagerie Magazine houses crafted exhibits of text and art. Each issue is a curated statement: several poems, fictions, and hybrid works that deserve the close attention of a small stage. Like a Joseph Cornell shadow box, we bring together a mixture of objects. Things both found and made, memories ...

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    Steve Woodward