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Stone Canoe

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction







A journal of arts and ideas from Upstate New York, was founded at Syracuse University's University College, and is now published by The YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, at the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse. The annual publication appears each February.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    no later than Oct.*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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 - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Fiction - 500 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 500

Max pieces: 5

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 6500 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 6500

Max pieces: 1


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 5

Please indicate stanza breaks when the text extends beyond a single page. Emerging poets (those who have not yet published a full-length book of poems) will automatically be considered for the Bea Gonzalez Prize for Poetry. Please note that we reserve the right to cancel the Prize should funding not be available.


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 5

Play (drama)

One piece up to 6,000 words, or 30 double-spaced pages.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group
    The writer must be a current or former resident of upstate New York, but the piece submitted can be about anything at all.

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We do not accept work by writers and artists who are not current or former residents of Upstate New York. The writer must be a current or former resident of upstate New York, but the piece submitted can be about anything at all. The work does not need to involve New York State. Examples of qualifying connections include but are not limited to: being born here, even if you moved away later; going to college at an upstate school such as SUNY Binghamton, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, etc.; working in the area currently or at some point in the past.

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Total submissions tracked

118 days

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*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 118 days

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