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The Weight Journal

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction






Taking its title from the ending of Lear, The WEIGHT is a literary journal for high school students who may similarly find themselves in need of a creative outlet. Everyone has something heavy to get off their chest.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

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  • 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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 801

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Fiction - 800 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 800

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , ,

Creative Nonfiction: 1 piece at a time, max 3000 words Note: we publish narrative (story-based) nonfiction. Not analytical or expository essays.


Max lines: 150

Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

1-3 poems, up to 6 pages of poetry Note: we don't publish a lot of rhyming poetry unless it's straight FIRE!


Max words: 1

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Hybrid: 1 piece 1 at a time, max 2000 words

Video (Slam Poetry)

Max pieces: 1

Slam Poetry: 1 video, under 8 mins. Note: send text of poem with submission.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Young creators
    high school aged students

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We're looking for writing that has something honest to say. Something that releases the WEIGHT. Whatever the topic, readers need to see something honest about being alive. The piece should provide insight(s) into something important about the human experience. Whatever is said must hit an emotional chord in the reader, a chord that must resonate. Make us carry that weight long after we’ve stopped reading. Genre doesn’t matter to us. We are always accepting new submissions from high school aged students from anywhere in the world. We DO NOT accept submissions from teachers or parents! Do submit only one (1) genre at a time & wait to hear back from us before sending more.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

16 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

43 days

Slowest response time

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