$3.00 USD


  • 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.
  • 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  • Stories must be previously unpublished.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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