Ends on November 30, 2017

We've updated our submission guidelines: 

Send a short story up to 3,500 words or up to 3 flash pieces (each of which should not exceed 1,000 words). We’re not really concerned with margins or anything like that, just make sure you choose a standard font and don’t do anything crazy with formatting unless it’s central to the experience of the piece.

We’re not going to reject your story if it has an error or two in it, but do your best to proofread your piece before sending. If it’s full of mistakes we’re more likely to give up on reading the whole way through, which is a shame for everyone.

If we do decline your story, please wait a month before resubmitting. 

If you’re sending multiple pieces, that’s fine. Submit all of your work in a single file, use clear page breaks between pieces, and clearly identify each title in the title area of Submittable (Title A/Title B/Title C).

Please double space your submission.

It’s pretty easy to tell you how to format your submissions. What’s tough is trying to convey what we want to see, what makes us say, “this!”

Both Roxane Gay and Kelly Link have talked about how a writer’s obsessions not only generate strong story ideas, but also are the source of a writer’s distinct voice.

We want to see the stories that you had to write. The ideas you keep coming back to, that won’t leave you alone. We want you to be so in love with a story that you are excited to send it to us. Please believe us when we say, we are excited to read it.

Ends on November 30, 2017
General Guidelines
  • Send up to 5 poems in a standard font.
  • Submit all of your poems in a single file
  • Make sure to check your work for errors. This is even more important with poetry. We want your work to look exactly like you mean it to look.
Ends on November 30, 2017$7.00
$7.00

General guidelines: 

This option simply means we will provide our thoughts explaining what we liked, didn’t like, and thought could be improved on in your work. Choosing this option doesn’t mean you’ll get accepted nor does it mean you’ll get your work back faster, but when you do get it back, you’ll get a mini review of it.

Send a short story up to 3,500 words or multiple flash pieces that, in total, are on or under 1,000 words. We’re not really concerned with margins or anything like that, just make sure you choose a standard font and don’t do anything crazy with formatting unless it’s central to the experience of the piece. 

We’re not going to reject your story if it has an error or two in it, but do your best to proofread your piece before sending. If it’s full of mistakes we’re more likely to give up on reading the whole way through, which is a shame for everyone.

If we do decline your work, please wait one month before resubmitting. 

If you’re sending multiple pieces, that’s fine. Please clearly indicate each story in a single file, and create a title in Submittable using the following format: Title A/Title B/Title C. Please double space your submission.




Ends on November 30, 2017$7.00
$7.00

General guidelines

This option means we will provide our thoughts explaining what we liked, didn’t like, and thought could be improved on in your work. Choosing this option doesn’t mean you’ll get accepted nor does it mean you’ll get your work back faster, but when you do get it back, you’ll get a mini review of it.

  • Send up to 5 poems in a standard font.
  • Submit all of your poems in a single file
  • Make sure to check your work for errors. This is even more important with poetry. We want your work to look exactly like you mean it to look.


Ends on November 30, 2017$5.00
$5.00

General guidelines: 

If you use the expedited reading option for fiction, we'll put your work at the very top of our reading pile. You won't get anything more than that (no preferential treatment, no instant acceptance). Think of it as a way of patting us on the back while satisfying that urge to avoid waiting in line. It really does help us out and allows us to do as much as possible with writers and artists.

Send a short story up to 3,500 words or up to 3 flash pieces (each of which should not exceed 1,000 words). We’re not really concerned with margins or anything like that, just make sure you choose a standard font and don’t do anything crazy with formatting unless it’s central to the experience of the piece.

We’re not going to reject your story if it has an error or two in it, but do your best to proofread your piece before sending. If it’s full of mistakes we’re more likely to give up on reading the whole way through, which is a shame for everyone.

If we do decline your work, please wait one month before resubmitting. 

If you’re sending multiple pieces, that’s fine. Submit all of your work in a single file, use clear page breaks between pieces, and clearly identify each title in the title area of Submittable (Title A/Title B/Title C).

Please double space your submission.

It’s pretty easy to tell you how to format your submissions. What’s tough is trying to convey what we want to see, what makes us say, “this!”

Both Roxane Gay and Kelly Link have talked about how a writer’s obsessions not only generate strong story ideas, but also are the source of a writer’s distinct voice.

We want to see the stories that you had to write. The ideas you keep coming back to, that won’t leave you alone. We want you to be so in love with a story that you are excited to send it to us. Please believe us when we say, we are excited to read it.





Ends on November 30, 2017$5.00
$5.00

General guidelines

If you use the expedited reading option for poetry, we'll put your work at the very top of our reading pile. You won't get anything more than that (no preferential treatment, no instant acceptance). Think of it as a way of patting us on the back while satisfying that urge to avoid waiting in line. It really does help us out and allows us to do as much as possible with writers and artists.

  • Send up to 5 poems in a standard font.
  • Submit all of your poems in a single file
  • Make sure to check your work for errors. This is even more important with poetry. We want your work to look exactly like you mean it to look.