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Literary Magazine


Prompted latest issue

Selecting from thousands of contest submissions, PROMPTED is a quarterly short story magazine edited by the Reedsy team.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    7 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays$250 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section


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

  • 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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Action-Adventure, Children's story, Crime, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Historical, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller, Young Adult

Submission fee: $ 5

Payment: $ 250 per piece

Each week, writers can submit up to 5 stories for a chance at the prize, and publication in Prompted.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    We welcome works from all writers, provided they're over 18, and encourage submissions from LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and other marginalised authors.

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    Authors retain the rights to their work; we have a non-exclusive licence to publish. You can find more info in our Terms of Use.

  • Additional info

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    All genres

    Always open


Featuring winning works from the world’s most popular weekly short story contest and guest edited by Reedsy's professional editors, PROMPTED celebrates the power of inspiration, and the places our imagination can take us with the slightest nudge. In one genre-crossing issue, you’ll find gryphon-slay...

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    Laura Kerridge