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underscore _ magazine

Literary Magazine




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dedicated to chronicling all things that underscore the city.


  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
    2 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    9 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%



  • 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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

we're looking for real stories set in fictional cities and fictional stories set in real cities. if you feel the city informs your work of fiction, we'd like to read it. when in doubt, submit!

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: ,

we’re looking for stories of your lived experience in cities. tell us about your visits, about your homes, about your experiences. when in doubt, submit!


Min pieces: 1

Max pieces: 3

we’re looking for poetry that speaks to city life, and we leave the interpretation of that up to you. speculative poetry and prose poetry is always welcome. when in doubt, submit!

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    we don't require a cover letter, and we never will. bios should be in third person! beyond that, what you do with that space is up to you. tell us about yourself, about your work, about your life.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    please make sure your work is mostly error-free and in a pdf file. font and formatting are up to you. for nonfiction and fiction, please submit up to 5,000 words. for poetry, please submit up to 3 poems, with page breaks in between poems.

  • Author's rights

    you will retain all rights to your work. underscore_magazine requests a nonexclusive license to publish your work on our website and excerpt your work for use in promotion.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

9 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

32 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 55 days, 51 days

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we're looking for your stories about city life, your odes to your favorite subway lines, your portraits of a skyscraper on fire. we're also looking for works set in cities, real or fictional, that engage with the general concept of city life and all it entails. we embrace any and all genres, and wor...

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    Erica Leslie Weidner