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phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    Within 60 days**
    Editor reported data
     / 
    45 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0.84%*
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Pays$50

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$3

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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Speculative

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

work over 4,000 words will need to be extraordinary. we are happy to accept up to three pieces of less than 1,000 words each

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Speculative

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

The phoebe fiction team is looking for short stories, flash fiction, and micro fiction that pack an emotional or intellectual punch and deliver an honest, affecting, and human reading experience. We appreciate weirdness and therefore prefer writing that takes risks (such as in form, content, narration, etc.) over that which plays it safe but lacks urgency or soul. While we don’t have a strict word count, pieces upwards of 4,000 words or 13 standard manuscript pages must justify their length to merit inclusion. We look forward to reading your work! -Bareerah Ghani and Katy Mullins, Fiction Editor and Assistant Editor

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

work over 4,000 words will need to be extraordinary. we are happy to accept up to three pieces of less than 1,000 words each

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

We are excited by nonfiction that faces down risk, embraces complexity, and tests the bounds of form, craft and language. We look for personal, lyric, and/or journalistic essays (and everything in between!) that engage in vibrant exploration and inquiry. Above all, we want nonfiction that wrestles with ideas in order to reveal larger truths about the self and the world through unique lenses, representing diverse identities and voices with intellectual and emotional honesty. Submitted work should be stand-alone. On our pages, we aim for a mixture of brevity and breadth, and we warmly welcome submissions from both emerging and experienced writers. —Emilie Knudsen and Ashlen Renner, Nonfiction Editor and Assistant Editor

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

As poets, we want to see poems that are aware of themselves and their material(s). We want to see poems interacting with their status as language on a page. Specifically, we like to read poems with an awareness of self and place, how selfhood and being placed both reinforce each other and prepare the speaker for externality, politically and otherwise, with experience, image, and getting lost in the process of poetry itself as starting points and endpoints. As such, we are currently encouraging more queer and trans poetics as a methodology for dealing with these issues, not as a stopgap but as a throughline. -Susan Muth and Tori Reynolds, Poetry Editor and Assistant Editor

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Writers, we prefer that you submit your work as a Word Document or another similar processing system, rather than as a PDF. Visual Artists may use PDFs to submit multiple works of art, but should be prepared with a high-resolution version of their files upon their work's acceptance to the journal.

  • Author's rights

    Phoebe asks for: 1) First American rights for print publication of the Work in a future issue of Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art 2) Indefinite non-exclusive rights for electronic publication of the Work at www.phoebejournal.com, as well as through Phoebe’s social media websites and newsletters 3) Possible inclusion of the Work in a future anthology published by Phoebe Press All other rights remain the author’s. By signing a contract with us, you also affirm: 1) You are the original creator of the work. 2) You maintain the power and authority to grant the aforementioned publishing rights to Phoebe Press. 3) The work has not been previously published elsewhere and does not infringe upon any copyright, trademark, or any other intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of any third party.

  • Additional info

    We insist on openness, which means we welcome both experimental and conventional prose and poetry, and we insist on being entertained. We produce a print issue in fall/winter and an online issue in spring/summer. Our Spring Contest offers $500 to winners in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction, and $100 to runners-up in all three genres. We welcome multiple submissions, but each should follow the guidelines above.

Tracker statistics

81

Total submissions tracked

45 days

Average response time

0.84%

Average acceptance rate

15 days

Fastest response time

97 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 264 days, 209 days

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phoebe prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, whose style, form, voice, and subject matter demonstrate a vigorous appeal to the senses, intellect, and emotions of our readers. We choose our writers because we believe their work succeeds at its goals, regardless of whether those goals are...

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    Kayla Hare

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    Sophia Ross

    Managing Editor