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Northern Gravy

Literary Magazine




Fresh, online periodical from the North of England, dished up quarterly with lashings of rich, new talent. A paying market featuring fiction, kidlit, and poetry from UK and Ireland based writers.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 weeks after close*
    Editor reported data
    38 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats


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 - 2000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Children's story, Young Adult

Payment: £ 100

Or 1 KidLit (MG/YA) piece of max 2000 words


Max lines: 40

Max pieces: 4

Payment: £ 100

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    A short third-person biography (max 100 words)

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group
    Northern Gravy welcomes submissions from UK & Ireland writers of any background, including first-time writers.

  • Formatting

    Submissions should be in one .doc or .docx attachment (direct to the email, not via Google Docs, etc.) and in a non-quirky font. Prose submissions should be double-spaced and all submissions should be in a minimum of size 12.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Writers we select for publication and pay may also be invited to read their work at live events, digital launches and on the Northern Gravy podcast and social media platforms.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

38 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

11 days

Fastest response time

62 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 465 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

37 days

12-month average response time

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    Editor  avatar


    Editor Jonny Syer avatar

    Jonny Syer

    MG/YA Editor

    Editor Nick Jones avatar

    Nick Jones

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Ralph Dartford avatar

    Ralph Dartford

    Poetry Editor