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Midway Journal

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Flash Nonfiction

Poetry

Hybrid

Interview

Translation

Art

Wtf is genre, send anything

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We seek to publish a variety of styles and diverse voices, and we are honored to present work by new writers

Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:  / 
    147 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    6% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    3.71%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Work acquired through solicitation: 3%

PaysNo

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

    From the editors

    2.5

    What's that?

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

Fiction

Max words: 1001

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Speculative, wtf idk

no page limits or word counts

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Speculative, wtf idk

Nonfiction

Max words: 1001

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , , , , , ,

Essay, Creative Nonfiction

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: , , , , , ,

Essay, Creative Nonfiction

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Please send 3-5 poems / no more than 10 pages in a single document.

Hybrid

No specific limitations

Interview

No specific limitations

Translation

No specific limitations

Art

Max pieces: 6

Wtf is genre, send anything

“Mixed Genre”

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Make it strange. We might publish it! We have in the past.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We like nontraditional forms, formats, and styles.

  • Author's rights

    Midway Journal offers first publication rights. Once the work is moved to our archives, all rights revert back to the author. If the work is republished in an anthology or full-length collection or chapbook, we ask that you give first publication credit to Midway.

  • Additional info

    For a nominal fee ($2.50), we will guarantee a careful, expedited reading of your work. We publish four issues annually with new issues going live on the 15th of January, April, July, and October. Visit a recent issue to get a sense of what we might like to publish. We like nontraditional forms, but we publish a wide range of material.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

147 days

Average response time

3.71%

Average acceptance rate

12 days

Fastest response time

419 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 579 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

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12-month average response time

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Submission calls

    Tip-Jar Submissions

    Open

    Deadline: Jan 1, 2025

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    Open

About

The Midway is a vibrant neighborhood located off I-94 that borders the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s also the home to the Minnesota state fairgrounds. Alive with a mix of energies and people, The Midway is a place of boundary crossing, reflecting our vision for this journal. Our goa...

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Founded

2007

Country

US

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Masthead

    Editor Ralph Pennel avatar

    Ralph Pennel

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Prema Bangera avatar

    Prema Bangera

    Mixed Media/Multi Genre Editor

    Editor Allie Mariano avatar

    Allie Mariano

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Samantha Sharp avatar

    Samantha Sharp

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Ralph Pennel avatar

    Ralph Pennel

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Gabrielle Stone  avatar

    Gabrielle Stone

    Art Editor