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Literary Magazine

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Where all writers can find inspiration, accountability, and motivation. We are especially interested in being transparent about the writing process—the day-to-day routines of writers, the messy drafts, the rejections, and the hours spent staring into space.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    6 months *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    71 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    2% *
    Editor reported data
     / 
    7.5%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%

Pays$20-$200

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

    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 - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 200

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Payment: $ 50

We publish first-person narrative essays that explore the intersection of writing and life (whatever that means to you). We are always interested in essays that illuminate the strange, obsessive, spiritual/magical ways that writing and reading shape our reality. email: shelby@writeordiemag.com

Interview

Payment: $ 20

We are currently looking for interviews with writers who have a book forthcoming or recently published. We are especially interested in featuring interviews with authors published by indie presses. email: shelby@writeordiemag.com

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Keep it simple & polite.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    A Note on Pitches: If you are pitching an essay or author interview, please send us a brief 2-3 paragraph pitch that tells us a little bit about what you would like to contribute, why you think it is a good fit for Write or Die Magazine, and who you are. A link to past publications is helpful but not necessary. If you are sending a finished draft for consideration, please send via Word doc attachment (12-point font, double-spaced, with your name somewhere on the file) via Submittable.

  • Author's rights

    Revert to the writer upon publication.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

122

Total submissions tracked

71 days

Average response time

7.5%

Average acceptance rate

7 days

Fastest response time

129 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 195 days, 212 days

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    Nonfiction

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    Interview

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    Fiction

    Oct 1, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

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Write or Die Magazine is where all writers can find inspiration, accountability, and motivation. We are especially interested in being transparent about the writing process—the day-to-day routines of writers, the messy drafts, the rejections, and the hours spent staring into space. We love to talk a...

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    Editor Kailey Brennan DelloRusso  avatar

    Kailey Brennan DelloRusso

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Shelby Hinte avatar

    Shelby Hinte

    Associate Editor

    Editor Tamar Mekredijian avatar

    Tamar Mekredijian

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Benjamin Davis avatar

    Benjamin Davis

    editor-at-large

    Editor Suzanne Grove  avatar

    Suzanne Grove

    Fiction Editor