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We are accepting submissions for our next issue now with a deadline of September 1, 2016. Due to an ever-growing slush pile, we’ve instituted a $3 submission fee and increased our payment to $250 per published piece.
- Genre: Short fiction and creative non-fiction.
- Word Count: 1,000 to 6,000 words. No flash fiction, please.
- Submissions: Work must be original and unpublished. Please only send one piece for consideration at a time; feel free to submit another after you have heard from us. Simultaneous submissions are permitted.
- Fees: $3 per submission.
- Payment: $250 per published story.
The editorial board is responsible for evaluating submissions and selecting stories for publication. Editorial meetings are conducted inside a coliseum, with each editor fighting for the piece that she or he loves.
While the editors each have a different aesthetic, we’re all looking for a great story—something with heart, something that moves or surprises us, insights that are sharp and witty. Winning stories employ some combination of fully realized characters, style and panache, clean, sharp copy, a keen sense of plot and pacing, and a clear idea of what is at stake for the author and the story. Up to five narratives will be selected for each quarterly issue.
We welcome and encourage submissions from emerging or established writers, local, national, or international. If your story is accepted, we ask only for first-publication rights. You are free to include it in a later collection or anthology. Write on!