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Sheila-Na-Gig online

Literary Magazine




My goal for Sheila-Na-Gig online is to continue to support the work of both established and emerging writers in a crisp, uncluttered space.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:  / 
    281 days*
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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, Best of the Net

  • 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: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Multiple submissions are accepted, but each submission requires a separate reading fee. We are not accepting genre fiction at this time. We are interested in publishing literary fiction that will appeal to a broad general audience.


Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

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How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a brief bio in the cover note field.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submit poems as one file (.doc, .docx). Submit your story as a Word document (.doc, .docx, or .pdf) All stories must be double-spaced, in 12 pt font. Please do not include extra spacing before/after paragraphs.

  • Author's rights

    Sheila-Na-Gig online acquires First North American Serial Rights. All rights revert back to authors upon publication. If your work is later republished, please acknowledge Sheila-Na-Gig online in subsequent journals.

  • Additional info

    We now offer one Editor’s Prize of $100 for each issue. All poems accepted for publication are eligible for this prize. Editors will select up to six poems yearly (drawn from all of our issues, not each issue) to nominate for the Pushcart Prize and/or The Best of the Net. We are actively seeking submissions from underrepresented populations. BIPOC poets and LGBTQ+ poets are encouraged to submit.

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Total submissions tracked

281 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

963 days

Slowest response time

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    Editor Hayley Mitchell Haugen avatar

    Hayley Mitchell Haugen


    Editor John Bullock avatar

    John Bullock

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Barbara Sabol avatar

    Barbara Sabol

    Associate Poetry Editor