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Sequestrum accepts manuscripts year-round, offers pay-what-you-can subscriptions, publishes on a rolling basis (about every two weeks), pairs all publications with stunning visual components, and is home to award-winning writers and new voices alike.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 minutes-6 months*
    Editor reported data
    96 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    complimentary 6 month subscription redeemable at any time after acceptance

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 12000 words max

Max words: 12000

Sub Genres: Literary, Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Submission fee: $ 6.35

Payment: $ 20

Nonfiction - 12000 words max

Max words: 12000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 6.35

Payment: $ 20

All genres of nonfiction (articles, reviews, memoirs, personal essay, cross-genre, etc.) are acceptable, though we rarely publish scholarly essays or literary criticism.


Max lines: 35

Max pieces: 4

Submission fee: $ 6.35

Payment: $ 20

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a short (75 words or less) bio including publication history, education, and any other relevant information in a cover letter to be used as a contributor bio in the event of publication.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

    If we select your submission for publication, you grant us First Internet Publishing Rights and Exclusive Rights for the first three months your work appears with Sequestrum. Rights include Nonexclusive Archival Rights: We archive all published work indefinitely in our online archives. At the time of publication, all other rights revert to the author. If your work is republished elsewhere, credit Sequestrum as original publisher.

  • Additional info

    Free submissions available for subscribers. Pay-what-you-can subscription, minimum of $2.50/month

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

96 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

22 days

Fastest response time

226 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 293 days, 293 days, 290 days, 290 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

55 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open



    Deadline: Sep 15, 2023



    Deadline: Sep 14, 2024


Sequestrum is a competitive, paying market which publishes high-quality short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts. Recent contributors include Pulitzer Prize nominees, Guggenheim and NEA Fellows, award-winning novelists and poets, as well as many new and emerging voices. We’re committed to ...

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    Editor R.M. Cooper avatar

    R.M. Cooper

    Fiction, Nonfiction & Managing Editor

    Editor Hoot Uhl avatar

    Hoot Uhl

    Poetry Editor