Please be sure to read each category's specific guidelines carefully. For any submissions related questions, please contact us.

READING FEE

There is a $3 reading fee for non-subscribers.

Current print or digital subscribers are waived the submission fee and usually receive a faster response time. Subscribe now by clicking here.

We will verify your subscription is current before your submission is assigned to our editorial team. The form in Submittable will be auto-saved and you can return to it once you have subscribed.


GUIDELINES

  • Please submit only one short story at a time and wait for a response before sending another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please withdraw promptly if story is accepted elsewhere.


  • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your story, log into your Submittable account for updates.


  • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but stories must be in English. Translations are accepted if permission of original author is explicitly granted in writing.


  • No genre fiction (thriller, horror, romance, etc.); literary fiction only. Novel excerpts only if it stands alone as a story.


  • Stories must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.


  • Word count limit: no minimum, max 10,000.


  • Please do your best to format manuscript to be double-spaced, with 1" margins, and author name and story title in header.

READING FEE

There is a $3 reading fee for non-subscribers.

Current print or digital subscribers are waived the submission fee and usually receive a faster response time. Subscribe now by clicking here.

We will verify your subscription is current before your submission is assigned to our editorial team. The form in Submittable will be auto-saved and you can return to it once you have subscribed.


GUIDELINES

  • You may submit up to three poems in one submission. Please wait for a response before submitting again.


  • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time window. If you’d like to check on the status of your submission, log into your Submittable account for updates.


  • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but your poems must be in English. Translations are accepted if permission of original author is explicitly granted in writing.


  • Poems must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, and any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.


  • Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.


  • Word count limit: no minimum, max 2,000.

READING FEE

There is a $3 reading fee for non-subscribers.

Current print or digital subscribers are waived the submission fee and usually receive a faster response time. Subscribe now by clicking here.

We will verify your subscription is current before your submission is assigned to our editorial team. The form in Submittable will be auto-saved and you can return to it once you have subscribed.


GUIDELINES

  • Please submit only one nonfiction essay at a time and wait for a response before submitting another. Simultaneous submissions to other magazines accepted. Please withdraw promptly if essay is accepted elsewhere.


  • Due to increasing submissions and a limited volunteer reading staff, we cannot guarantee a specific response time. If you’d like to check on the status of your essay, log into your Submittable account for updates.


  • We accept submissions from anywhere in the world, but your essay must be in English. Translations are accepted if permission of original author is explicitly granted in writing.


  • Essay must be previously unpublished. This includes blogs, online, or any print media with a circulation greater than 1000.


  • Word count limit: no minimum, max 10,000.


  • Please do your best to format manuscript to be double-spaced, with 1" margins, and author name and title in header.

Get feedback on your prose or poetry to better understand what works, what doesn't, and how to improve.


BASE FEE

There is a $5 base fee for non-subscribers.

Current print or digital subscribers are waived the base fee. Subscribe now by clicking here.

We will verify your subscription is current before your work is assigned to a team member. The form in Submittable will be auto-saved and you can return to it once you have subscribed.


PROSE CRITIQUES

  • $5 base + 1.5¢/word with a $30 minimum. 
  • 10,000 word limit.
  • You may group up to three flash fiction pieces if each is under 1000 words; you will receive one critique covering all pieces.


POETRY CRITIQUES

  • $5 base + $30 first page, $15 each add'l page.
  • 10 page limit.
  • You may group up to five poems together but each poem must begin on a new page; you will receive one critique covering all pieces.


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Submit your work and $5 base fee via this form. (Fee waived for subscribers pending verification.)
  2. Receive an emailed invoice via PayPal (see above for rates based on genre), along with your assigned team member's name.
  3. Pay invoice within 48 hours*.
  4. Receive your critique within 10 days of payment.


*IMPORTANT: If payment is not received within 48 hours, your invoice and critique will be canceled. You will not receive a refund on the base fee. If you need more than 48 hours, contact us.

A PayPal account is not required to pay invoice.

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