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Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


Flash Nonfiction



Wtf is genre, send anything


X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine’s vision is to publish uncomfortable, entertaining, and unforgettable prose that shines brighter than the skeleton in your body, prose that sees through the skin and reveals something deeper

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



  • 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 - 7500 words max

Max words: 1200

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

One piece per submission unless they're under 500 words, in which case you can send up to three in one document. Our sweet spot for flash fiction is 500-1200 words. Short story - 4000-6000 words.

Fiction - 1200 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Our sweet spot is 4000-6000 words, for flash - 500-1200 words.

Nonfiction - 1200 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 3


No specific limitations


No specific limitations

Wtf is genre, send anything

Serials, illustrations, comics, etc.? Try us!

How to submit

  • Processs


  • 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

    By submitting to us, if accepted, you grant us first electronic rights and non-exclusive archival rights. All submissions remain the intellectual property of the artist. Rights revert to author upon publication.

  • Additional info

    Accept previously published: "Work previously published in print only welcome if in no violation of original rights." Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff Active on social media Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

39 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

215 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 511 days, 581 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


We work hard to give our readers the best authors on the planet. We publish two new stories per week. Special and Quarterly Issues are published throughout the year.







    Editor Crow Jonah Norlander avatar

    Crow Jonah Norlander


    Editor Chris Dankland avatar

    Chris Dankland

    Consulting Editor

    Editor Jennifer Greidus avatar

    Jennifer Greidus

    Founding Editor

    Editor Jo Varnish avatar

    Jo Varnish