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A literary organization whose mission is to deepen our individual and collective sense of place. Based at Amherst College, we aim to serve as a vibrant common space for the global exchange of ideas and experiences through three main areas of activity: publishing, public programming, and mentorship and education.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    8 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    253 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0.37%*
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Pays$40-$200 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$3

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

Fiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Historical

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 200 per piece

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary, Historical

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 100 per piece

Nonfiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 200 per piece

Also accept Dispatches: notes, news, and impressions from around the world. Both prose and verse accepted, but must be nonfiction. Length: up to 800 words. They are accepted year-round and are published online only. $100 honorarium per dispatch.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 200 per piece

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 40 per piece

Translation

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 200 per piece

No specific limitations

Photography

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 100 per piece

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please don't list any identifying information on your submission.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Pays! $200 honorarium per prose piece, and $40 per poem Available in print Submission fee

Tracker statistics

236

Total submissions tracked

253 days

Average response time

0.37%

Average acceptance rate

9 days

Fastest response time

501 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 557 days, 807 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

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12-month average response time

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    Dispatches

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    Dispatches are notes, news, and impressions from around the world. Both prose (nonfiction only) and verse

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About

Finding the extraordinary in the common has long been the mission of literature. Inspired by this mission and the role of the town common, a public gathering place for the display and exchange of ideas, The Common seeks to recapture an old idea. The Common publishes pieces of literature that embody ...

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Founded

2010

Country

US

www.thecommononline.org

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    Editor Jennifer Acker avatar

    Jennifer Acker

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Emily Everett

    Managing Editor