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Rural Fiction Magazine

Literary Magazine




Exploring the beauty and drama of rural life

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  • Vibe:
  • Response time:
    a couple of weeks*
    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

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 6

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Noir, Thriller

Primarily mainstream/literary stories set in the rural US or anywhere around the globe. RFM is willing to look at any genre (horror, fantasy, noir, mystery, thriller, adventure, etc.) so long as it has a rural setting and addresses topics or themes of interest to people in rural areas.


Max pieces: 1

Primarily mainstream/literary poetry set in the rural US or anywhere around the globe.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please attach a short bio of 50 words or less. It may include your website, twitter handle, or any other social media identification you like. If you haven’t written one before, look at the author’s bios in almost any respected literary magazine. A good place to start is at The Chamber Magazine.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We accept only Word documents (.doc or .docx). Please use Standard Manuscript Format. Please put the word count in the upper right corner of your submission.

  • Author's rights

    The writer retains all rights to his/her work. Once it’s published here, you can reprint it wherever you like, whenever you like, as often as you like.

  • Additional info

    Please submit only one work at a time. Once you have submitted, please wait until you have heard about that submission before submitting more. Do not send fan fiction. Gratuitous sex, extreme violence, violence to children, rape, and anything else that offends my personal sensibilities or anything that skirts the boundaries of the law will not be published.

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