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Syncopation Literary Journal

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction



Syncopation Literary Journal latest issue

A free online open-access literary journal for musicians, and for writers inspired by music.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 day - 2 months*
    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

    From the editors

    Authors may need to secure permission from previous publisher.

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • 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, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Historical, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Historical, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , , ,



Max pieces: 3

Please send only 3 poems in one word document.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include an author bio of 100 words or less at the bottom of your document.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All submissions must be sent as Word document attachments only. No PDFs. Do not copy and paste your submission into email messages. Please DO NOT submit your work as a DM over social media. Submissions sent via DMs will NOT be read. Email submissions only. Submissions must be written in English, MS Word Format, Times New Roman, Font Size 12.

  • Author's rights

    Contributors retain all copyright to their work. If you republish your work elsewhere as at a later date, you must cite Syncopation Literary Journal as a previous publisher. Reproduction of any form is strictly prohibited without the copyright holder’s permission.

  • Additional info

    Accept previously published We publish work from musicians and non-musicians

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

5 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

6 days

Slowest response time

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About “Syncopation” refers to an accented beat that occurs when the listener least expects it. Syncopation adds rhythmic interest to a piece of music. Syncopation Literary Journal seeks unique stories that pique a reader’s interest from the opening line. Syncopation Literary Journal is a free onlin...

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    Natalie Welsh