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Riddled With Arrows Literary Journal

Literary Magazine







Riddled with Arrows is a rogue, semi-seasonal online literary journal that centers metafiction, ars poetica, and creative writing and art that centers the process and product of writing as art. Read that again.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 10 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


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 - 1500 words max

Max words: 1500

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

We will consider microfiction as short as a few sentences and stories up to 1500 words (the sweet spot is somewhere between 500-1000 words). All that really matters is that it be about writing, or be reflective of itself in some central and meaningful way AND address the current theme.


Max pieces: 3

Creative non-fiction, poetic prose, and informative essays in keeping with our meta-aesthetics and current theme. We DO NOT WANT How-To articles and/or personal essays you’ll find in any magazine aimed at would-be writers. We want inventive, unexpected, deep and clever writing-centric works of non-fictional prose that reflect the writer’s world.


Max pieces: 3

We are always open to meta- (self-reflective) art and art relating to or evocative of the process and product of writing as art.


Max pieces: 3

Max. Total 5 pages poems single-spaced. We tend to favor free verse but admire well-crafted formal and metric poetry. For the love of Pablo, please be sure your rhymes are organic and interesting.


Max pieces: 3

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We are open to all writing categories and styles. Literary, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Horror, Weird, Experimental, Esoteric. Surprise us. We are not overly concerned with genre labels or expectations. Reprints – Yes, but preference will be given to work that is not available elsewhere (including blogs and social media). Payment. Unpublished Poetry & Prose – USD 3¢/word, minimum $5, maximum $25 Reprints: USD $5 Flat Rate Visual Art: USD $10 Flat Rate

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    Editor Shannon Connor Winward avatar

    Shannon Connor Winward


    Editor Ro Molina avatar

    Ro Molina

    Visual Art Editor