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SPANK the CARP

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Humor

Poetry

Nonfiction

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SPANK the CARP publishes unique, thought-provoking fiction and poetry that isn't obscure or pretentious. Its goal is to invite readers to wade into the literary stream, not make them afraid of water for fear it's too cold.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    60 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    ?

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  • 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

    From the editors

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    What's that?

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

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Science Fiction

Short stories (around 5000 words or less). Any genre, including hard science fiction, though PLEASE no fantasy, erotica, or sappy romance. Humor is good.

Fiction - 800 words max

Max words: 800

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Science Fiction

Flash Fiction (around 800 words or less).

Humor

Max words: 5000

Poetry

Poetry that is lyrical, where you've paid as much attention to the sound of the words as to their meaning. ​Free verse is okay as long as it doesn't read the same with or without line breaks. Same goes with poetry submissions in general. Concrete or Shape poetry definitely encouraged.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Creative non-fiction. All types except biography, and Content Notes below apply.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Please no excerpts from larger works, for example a chapter from a memoir. Previously published. If it has appeared only on your own blog or website or your own self-published printed material it is considered self-published. In this case, as long as you are the sole copyright owner, we will accept your work for consideration for reprint. Expedited response. For $4 you will be guaranteed a response within 2 weeks, with feedback. This is totally voluntary and does not affect the editor's decision.

Tracker statistics

15

Total submissions tracked

62 days

Average response time

29.04%

Average acceptance rate

-

Fastest response time

-

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 100 days, 100 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

30.00%

12-month average acceptance rate

60 days

12-month average response time

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About

Founded

2014

Country

US

www.spankthecarp.com

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    Ken Schweda

    Editor-in-Chief