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The Razor

Literary Magazine




A literary magazine produced by Gotham Writers Workshop. We publish two pieces each month—one fiction, one nonfiction. Each published piece will be presented with audio and original artwork.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within three months*
    Editor reported data
    133 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats


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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • 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 - 2000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 100

Your best story.

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: ,

Payment: $ 100

Your best story. True to the best of the author’s memory and ability to verify facts.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We read submissions blind. Your identifying information is not visible to the editors unless you are accepted. Please do not include any identifying information in the body of your work.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Don’t stress about format. Focus on the story.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    No multiple submissions. Send one thing at a time. When a decision has been made, feel free to submit again.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

133 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

8 days

Fastest response time

230 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 247 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

134 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres



The Razor wants your best story in a 2,000-word box. The story that could have been 3,000 words, but didn’t need to be. Surprise us with how deep your simplicity can be. That doesn’t mean we don’t like literary, or stories that take place in a character’s head. Be it minimal or maximal, send us a ...

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    Editor Steph Spector avatar

    Steph Spector


    Editor Josh Sippie avatar

    Josh Sippie

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Justin Street avatar

    Justin Street

    Art Director

    Editor Paul Liberti avatar

    Paul Liberti

    Audio Director