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the aurora journal

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


Flash Nonfiction



The Aurora Journal publishes surrealistic poetry and prose. Inspired by the Aurora Borealis, we look for writing that is surreal, ethereal, and dreamy, and explores the dangerous limits of surrealism.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-3 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    22 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays$12 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section


  • 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


Sub Genres: Literary, Young Adult

Payment: $ 12 per piece

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary, Young Adult

Payment: $ 12 per piece


Payment: $ 12 per piece

No specific limitations

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 12 per piece


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 12 per piece

no length limit

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • 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 ask for First North American Serial Rights. You (the writer) retain all legal rights to your work; though please credit The Aurora Journal as where your work has been featured. Once your work has been published here, you may submit it to other publications.

  • Additional info

    Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff Active on social media Pays! $12/piece Offer expedited response: $3/piece - response within 24 hours. $7/piece for 2 full paragraphs of detailed, actionable feedback (poetry) within 1 week. $9/piece for a 24-hour response AND feedback within 1 week

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

22 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

-25 days

Fastest response time

249 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 471 days, 866 days, 332 days

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    Sophie Chiang