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"A tri-annual print publication devoted to the complex and diverse world of short fiction. Since 1931, work that originally appeared in Story has been reprinted dozens of times in editions of The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and The O. Henry Prize Stories."
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Open for submissions

Introduction
Vibe

Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok

Response Time
16 to 20 weeks / 159 days
Average acceptance rate
1% / 0%

Need to know for submitting

Read carefully, it will save from dead rats in the mailbox

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      Simultaneous submissions

      Yes

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      Previously published

      No

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      Payment

      $10/page

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      Fee

      $3

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      Expedited response

      No

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      Available in print

      Yes

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      Provide contributor copies

      No

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      Examples online

      Yes

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      Active on social media

      Yes

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    Important stuff

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    How to submit 🏗️

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    Cover Letter and Bio 🏗️

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    Awards

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    Demographics & Eligibility

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    Formatting requirements 🏗️

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    Rights for published work 🏗️

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Types of Submissions Accepted

1 genres

A general comment from the editor [coming soon]

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Fiction

Max words: 25000

Flash Fiction: fewer than 2,000 words. Short Story: between 2,000 and 10,000 words. Long Story: between 10,000 and 25,000 words.

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Fiction

Max words: 25000

Flash Fiction: fewer than 2,000 words. Short Story: between 2,000 and 10,000 words. Long Story: between 10,000 and 25,000 words.

Magazine

Founded in 1931 | United States

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Michael Nye
Editor-in-Chief
Chill Stats (note: this is not exactly accurate...)

Total tracked

24

Average acceptance rate

0% (so far)

Average response time

159 days

Average acceptance/rejection time

-/159 days

Fastest response time

139 days

Slowest response time

199 days

Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 18 days, 57 days, 247 days