We are currently closed for submissions. (But we’ll reopen in April and have a free submission window in May.)
Please note that our usual minor fee ($2) exists for what we think is a killer reason: all our authors get paid (no less than $40).
- We publish contemporary literary fiction, non-fiction, hybrid, and poetry.
- (Literary does not imply ‘realism’ or that we won’t happily consider genre-based work.)
- Never previously published.
- Submissions: one story at a time, up to five poems.
- Fiction: we’ll happily consider longer pieces, but we rarely go beyond 5000 words.
- We nominate what we consider our strongest works for inclusion in the Pushcart Prize anthology.
- Authors receive free contributor copies and a discount on additional copies.
- We receive first North American Serial rights; after, all rights revert to author (online samples are only put up with author permission).
- We only accept submissions via our online system; snail-mail submissions will be recycled.
We usually take 2-6 months (sometimes longer, sorry!) in responding to submissions, but we give everything a good read. For submissions we’re using Submittable — thanks to the makers there and their great system.