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Short Story Substack

Literary Magazine



One Short Story a month. Payout of $100 + 50% of subscription revenue


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

Paysfrom $100

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 - 10000 words max

Max words: 6

Max words: 10000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: from $100

Any genre

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Send in Microsoft Word or Google Doc form

  • Author's rights

    Acknowledge Distribution Rights on this Substack - You can still sell your story elsewhere but we need to be able to save and publish it here. The goal is to create a library for subscribers.

  • Additional info

    Pays! $100 + 50% of subscription revenue Accept previously published

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

47 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

102 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 315 days, -97 days, 201 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


Mission = Revive the art of the short story, support artists, and produce something wonderful.






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    Michael Reeve