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  • 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  • Stories must be previously unpublished.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.
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