We consider short fiction on any subject; however, while we don't expressly forbid any particular genre of fiction, we are not a genre publication, so mystery, horror, sci-fi, etc. will usually not fit our aesthetic unless it offers something special and unusual. Please familiarize yourself with our aesthetic first, either by reading an issue of the journal or at least by looking at the sample work on our web site. Submitting fiction that is clearly not our style simply wastes your time and ours.
While we don't specify a length limit, generally speaking, the longer the piece is, the better it will have to be to justify its inclusion. The longest story published in issue #2 was about 2500 words long.
Please submit ONE STORY in a single file:
• The first page of your file should be a simple cover letter which includes a postal mailing address, so that we know where to send your contributor's copy should your work be accepted.
• Please also include a short bio—no more than 125 words, and please don't list more than three journals and three books as previous work. Choose the publications that tell people the most about you. The bio should be third-person and list your name exactly as you'd like it to appear in print.
• Please note that our theme for issue #8 is VULNERABILITY, though we are also considering work that does not address that theme.