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Shooter Literary Magazine

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Shooter publishes themed print issues twice a year, and holds competitions for short stories (annual), poetry (annual), and flash fiction/nonfiction (monthly). We seek compelling literary work that appeals to both the head and the heart.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
    68 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays£5-£25 per piece

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


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: £ 25 per piece

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: £ 25 per piece

essays, memoir


Max pieces: 3

Payment: £ 5 per piece


Payment: £ per piece

Artists should email examples of their work or a link to their online portfolio to We take note of promising illustrators on a rolling basis but, if you have work or a style you feel is particularly relevant to an upcoming theme, please draw our attention to it. Artwork will be used as cover illustration for the magazine, plus detail use on the inside pages and on Shooter’s social media.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include a brief biography in your email, noting any prior publishing experience.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Documents should be in Word format, 1.5 or double spaced, with word count indicated at the end of the (prose) piece.

  • Author's rights

    Shooter acquires first rights for print and online/e-book publication and reserves the right to publish work that has appeared in the magazine on its website and related social media.

  • Additional info

    Active on social media Accept previously published work for Shooter Flash Pays! £25 for prose and £5 for poems in the magazine. Cash prizes for contests. Copies. UK contributors will receive both payment and a copy of the issue in which their work appears; non-UK contributors may choose either cash payment or a copy of the magazine. Themed magazine: topic of western places and westward migration – not just the American West but western regions in any country, or immigration from East to West globally "Magazine pieces are print only, but we do post competition winners online"

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

68 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

10 days

Fastest response time

138 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 210 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

64 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres



Shooter launched in January 2015 with the goal of supporting emerging writers of literary fiction, creative non-fiction, narrative journalism and poetry. Though based in the UK, Shooter publishes work in English by writers from anywhere in the world. The magazine publishes two print issues annually ...

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    Melanie White