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Witness

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

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Witness seeks original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography that is innovative in its approach, broad-ranging in its concerns, and unapologetic in its perspective. The magazine blends the features of a literary and an issue-oriented magazine to highlight the role of the modern writer as witness to their times.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    4-6 month*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    94 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    4.87%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$50

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$3

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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

Fiction - 1200 words max

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

Or up to three (3) flash fiction pieces of 1,200 total words or less

Nonfiction - 7000 words max

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 50

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Active on social media Pays! $50 per published piece, whether in the print or online issue Available in print. All contributors also receive one (1) copy of the issue. Submission fee (though they have free reading periods)

Tracker statistics

119

Total submissions tracked

94 days

Average response time

4.87%

Average acceptance rate

54 days

Fastest response time

186 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 634 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

5.55%

12-month average acceptance rate

87 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    General

    Sep 5, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024

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About

Our mission is to amplify extraordinary voices, feature writers from every part of the globe, and highlight pieces that speak to the present moment in an enduring and distinctive way. The magazine seeks to open up conversations surrounding oppression and transcendence, prejudice and compassion, fear...

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Founded

1987

Country

US

witness.blackmountaininstitute.org

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    Editor Areej Quraishi avatar

    Areej Quraishi

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Benjamin Stallings avatar

    Benjamin Stallings

    Managing Editor

    Editor Lindsay Olson avatar

    Lindsay Olson

    Engagement Editor