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Variant Lit

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Flash CNF

Poetry

Art

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A small nonprofit press + mag committed to publishing diverse voices at all stages of their career. Our staff is entirely volunteer run and all proceeds go towards creating new books and paying writers.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    14 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.52%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Paysfrom $10 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section

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

    From the editors

    Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions

  • 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

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 10 per piece

15 pages max

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 10 per piece

Nonfiction

Payment: $ 10 per piece

15 pages max

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 10 per piece

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 10 per piece

10 pages max. There are no format restrictions.

Art

Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 10 per piece

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please list titles for each work and include a bio in your cover letter.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    There are no format restrictions.

  • Author's rights

    Upon publication, all rights revert to the author or artist.

  • Additional info

    Pays! $10/piece Our magazine nominates for everything we are aware of and as often as possible. Pieces have been included in The Best Small Fiction Anthology and made finalist spots with Best of the Net.

Tracker statistics

187

Total submissions tracked

14 days

Average response time

3.52%

Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

58 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 88 days, 95 days, 100 days, 100 days, 107 days, 111 days

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Managed by editors

Submission calls

    Poetry

    Open

    Deadline: Feb 29, 2024

About

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Variant Literature is a small, nonprofit press and magazine committed to publishing diverse voices at all stages of their careers. We strive to be a press that fully supports our writers in carving paths for their work outside of big publishing. We believe that the small press community is vital in ...

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Founded

2019

Country

US

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    Tyler Pufpaff

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Barbara Lock

    Managing Editor