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Literary Magazine



A non-profit online literary magazine with a penchant for journeys and a fascination with strangers.

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  • 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

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 300

Max words: 2000

Payment: $ 300

"Letter to a Stranger", "No Equivalent": Word count: 800–1500. "Under the Influence": Word Count: 800–2000. "What I Didn’t Say": Word Count: 1500–2000. “Witching Hour”: Word count: 300-500.

How to submit

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  • Additional info

    Category "Letter to a Stranger": Write a letter to an unshakeable stranger you’ve met along the way, whether traveling across the world, the country, or down the street. Category "No Equivalent": What is one word you have come across that resists being ferried over into English? Write about one of these untranslatable words, and the role it has played in your personal geography or voyages. Category "Under the Influence": Tell us about the interplay between art and reality, and how the lens of each showed you something interesting about the other. Title your submission along the lines of “Reading [author] in [place]”/ “Listening to [artist] in [place],” etc. Category "What I Didn’t Say": Revisit the experiences that have stuck with you, the happenings that didn’t bend into the margins of the assignment, but that persist in your memory. Category "Witching Hour": In this new series, we want to feature lyrical portraits of places at a distinct time of day or night. In contrast to the whirlwind nature of 36-hour travel, we want to indulge in a scene locked in the grasp of one specific time and place.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

75 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

29 days

Fastest response time

135 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 209 days

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    Anya Tchoupakov


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    Vince Errico


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