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"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"

"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"

Vibe

Send us your best but less intimidating

Response Time

2 months / 39 days

Acceptance Rate

5.08%

  • Payment

    No

  • Fee

    No

  • Simultaneous submissions

    Yes

  • Previously published

    Yes

  • Expedited response

    No

  • Available in print

    No

  • Provides contributor copies

    No

  • Examples online

    Yes

  • Active on social media

    Yes

Accepted genres

7 genres

Fiction

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

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 fi...

Fiction

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 3

Nonfiction

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

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

Nonfiction

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 3

Art

No specific limitations

Comics

No specific limitations

Wtf is genre, send anything

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

Fiction

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

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 fi...

Fiction

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 3

Nonfiction

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

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

Nonfiction

Max words: 1200

Max pieces: 3

Art

No specific limitations

Comics

No specific limitations

Wtf is genre, send anything

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

Statistics

We're able to provide them because you use our tracker!
You're the best!

Track submission

160

Total submissions tracked

39 days

Average response time

5.08%

Average acceptance rate

5 days

Fastest response time

97 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 153 days, 192 days, 511 days, 581 days

How to submit

Process

We use Submittable.

Cover letters

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Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirements

Formatting

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

Rights for published work

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

About the Magazine

Founded in 2018 | United States

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.

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Crow Jonah Norlander

Editor-in-Chief

Chris Dankland

Consulting Editor

Jennifer Greidus

Founding Editor

Jo Varnish

Editor