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The Threepenny Review

Literary Magazine



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The Threepenny Review latest issue

A well-regarded journal of the arts and society which has been published since 1980. Every issue contains excellent essays, stories, poems, and memoirs, plus beautiful black-and-white photographs.

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  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    2 days-2 months*
    Editor reported data
    2 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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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

  • 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 - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $200-400

Table Talk items 1000 words or less. Stories 4000 words or less.

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $200-400

Table Talk items 1000 words or less. Critical articles should be about 1200 to 2500 words. Memoirs 4000 words or less.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Payment: $200-400


Max lines: 100

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $200-400

Exceptions to the line limit are occasionally possible, but longer pieces will have a much harder time getting accepted.


Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $200-400

Critical articles should be about 1200 to 2500 words.

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 don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Pays! $400 per story or article, $200 per poem or Table Talk piece Available in print No simultaneous submissions

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

2 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

8 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 12 days, 14 days, 14 days, 18 days, 18 days, 30 days, 32 days, 68 days, 68 days, 94 days, 102 days, 198 days, 223 days, 243 days, 248 days, 839 days

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Submission calls



    Deadline: Apr 30, 2024







    Editor Wendy Lesser avatar

    Wendy Lesser