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Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine

Literary Magazine

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Spitball is a literary baseball magazine founded in 1981 and dedicated to poetry, short fiction, prose, art, and book reviews; all devoted to baseball.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
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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

    From the editors

    Payment for work accepted by Spitball is two copies of the Magazine.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 3600 words max

Max words: 1100

Max words: 3600

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary

Short fiction should normally run 5-15 typed, double-spaced pages (or shorter).

Nonfiction - 3600 words max

Max words: 1100

Max words: 3600

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

5-15 typed, double-spaced pages (or shorter).

Poetry

any kind, style, and length

Review

Max words: 500

Max words: 2000

We assign book reviews, rather than accept unsolicited ones. Writers interested in becoming a baseball book reviewer for Spitball should submit a sample review, 500-2000 words in length, of a current baseball book (i.e., a baseball book published in the current calendar year).

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

    Writers submitting to Spitball for the first time must purchase a sample copy of the magazine for $6. The sample copy purchase is a one-time requirement. Once a writer has purchased the sample, he may submit as many works as he desires without ever purchasing another copy of the Magazine. All material must be about baseball. Copies. Payment for work accepted by Spitball is two copies of the Magazine.

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About

Founded

1981

Country

US

www.spitballmag.com

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    Editor Mike Shannon avatar

    Mike Shannon

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor William J. McGill avatar

    William J. McGill

    Poetry Editor Emeritus

    Editor Mark W. Schraf avatar

    Mark W. Schraf

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Tom Eckel avatar

    Tom Eckel

    Book Review Editor