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The Normal School

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Hybrid

Comics

Audio

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An online journal featuring nonfiction, fiction, poetry, criticism, journalism, author interviews, and multi-media texts. The bi-annual print magazine finished in spring 2019, ending its 11-year run.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:  / 
    206 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    5.56%*
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FeeNo

  • 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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Experimental

Submission fee: $

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Submission fee: $

Our ideal word count is around 3500, but we're open to more as well.

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $

Any form, style, or focus

Hybrid

Submission fee: $

graphic fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, photo and video essays, spoken word pieces, and audio prose and poetry

Comics

Submission fee: $

No specific limitations

Audio

Submission fee: $

audio prose and poetry

Video

Submission fee: $

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please include a brief cover letter, and remind us if we know you.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All manuscripts must be double-spaced for fiction and nonfiction. Poetry may be single-spaced. All manuscripts should be formatted in a readable (12 point) font, with at least 1 inch margins. Name, address, and email on the submission. Format the document as .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .rtf.

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Submission fee

Tracker statistics

73

Total submissions tracked

206 days

Average response time

5.56%

Average acceptance rate

26 days

Fastest response time

604 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 904 days

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About

We are nestled happily into California State University, Fresno like a comfy spore in a benign and mighty lung. We dig quirky, boundary-challenging, energetic prose and poetry with innovations in content, form, and focus, which isn’t actually as high-falutin’ as it sounds. We’re just sort of the lit...

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    Steven Church

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Rosie Bates

    Managing Editor