Writers of quality fiction (genre and literary) are invited to submit to our quarterly magazine. We do not accept poetry.
Give us something unexpected. Amaze us with your writing, use of language, sense of story, and memorable characters—a story readers will not be able to forget and will eagerly recommend to others.
We are open to most subject matter, but we do NOT accept:
—sexually explicit material
—stories with gratuitous violence or gratuitous sex
We may consider tasteful erotica if it has humorous overtones.
Explicit language is acceptable when the story requires its usage. Published stories containing such language or erotic overtones will contain an editorial warning for readers.
We accept previously published stories that are exceptional, but we prefer that they either not be currently available online or were published more than five years ago.
We prefer stories under 6000 words, but we will consider longer pieces up to 10,000 words if the story is strong enough to require that word count. We rarely publish no more than one longer piece per issue.
NOTES ON WHAT WE GENERALLY DECLINE:
(1) “Relationship stories” that involve troubled relationships and cheating partners: Unless the story brings us a different angle and has a very strong voice, we’re going to decline it.
(2) Stories about extreme violence and abusive and violent relationships: Unless they are exceptional and bring a new or unexpected angle, we feel that we see and hear enough about this in real life.
(3) Stories where drugs or killing play a prominent role: We’re not opposed to reading such pieces, only that we prefer not to publish them unless they have elements that offset or mitigate these negative elements (redemption, for example).
Each published piece will include a comment on “Why we chose to publish” stating why the editors selected it and considered it exceptional.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SUBMIT, CLICK THE LINK BELOW. PLEASE READ ALL OF THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING.