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READ Magazine

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction




We publish stories that are emotionally significant and welcome new and diverse voices


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month after close*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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


Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

No set length, 3,000-5,000 words is a good guideline.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary


Max pieces: 1

No set length, 3,000-5,000 words is a good guideline.


Max pieces: 4

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Do NOT include a cover letter. We will NOT read it. We do NOT take education or previous publications into consideration. Stories that do not follow blind guidelines will be disqualified and any submission fees will not be returned.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Use double-spacing for prose. For poetry, use whatever spacing best represents your work. Use Times New Roman 12pt font. For poetry, other typefaces are acceptable if they serve the piece (but don’t get crazy).

  • Author's rights

    The following terms will be used for all work selected by READ for publication. The author grants READ Magazine First International Serial Rights. As payment for publication in its electronic edition: READ retains the rights to include work in an anthology and to post work on its web site, newsletters, and social media in perpetuity after publication. The rights granted include the right to use the author’s name, image, and biography in connection with publication, advertising, and promotion of READ and the work. After publication, all rights (except those stated above) revert to the author. The author agrees that READ will receive suitable credit if this work is reprinted elsewhere including the author’s website. All work selected for publication is considered for inclusion in electronic and print anthologies. An author whose work is selected for an anthology will receive two print copies and a shareable electronic ebook version of the anthology as payment for inclusion.

  • Additional info

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres



Welcome to READ Magazine. We publish fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry that is unpretentious, original, and unexpected. The unpaid version of READ is intended for readers and writers alike. The paid version (coming soon) is intended for writers and those who wish to support this publication....

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    D. Liebhart


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    Rebecca Klinger