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Tales from the Kitchen

Literary Magazine




Tip: For much of recorded history, the kitchen has been the center—the heart—of the home. Food can bring people together or tear them apart. Important conversations happen around the kitchen table, kids learn self-sufficiency, and traditions begin in this space.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    35% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    Contributors receive a digital contributor copy.

  • 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: 1

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: All / surprise us


Max lines: 50

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 2

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    I'll ask for a bio if I accept your work. Please don't stress over this at the submission phase.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    The Writer's Workout requests one-time, non-exclusive serial rights with worldwide distribution. We accept simultaneous submissions, previously published works, and you retain the right to submit your work elsewhere after we publish it.

  • Additional info

    Theresa is looking for well-developed concepts, inviting storytelling, clear description, and an occasional laugh to break the tension. Genre is yours to play with. Pieces will be reviewed and writers contacted on a rolling basis during the call. Entries must include this Title Information in this order at the top of the document body, aligned left: Name or Pseudonym, email Entry Title Tales Word or Line Count Submissions without correct Title Information will be rejected unread. Submissions including fanfiction, religious, political, or erotic content will be rejected unread. Please do not submit AI-assisted content. Submissions accepted via email, Dropbox, and Duosuma; links available on our website.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

103 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

50 days

Fastest response time

134 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls



    Deadline: Sep 17, 2024

    The Kitchen

    Theresa will review and contact on a rolling basis throughout the open call.

    Read more


This is an annual anthology edited by Theresa Green. The theme changes each year.





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    Theresa Green