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Thank you for your interest in submitting to F(r)iction! We’ve put together this handy page to make it easier to navigate the various submission routes we offer, so please read all guidelines below thoroughly before submitting.

Please note that our staff is almost entirely comprised of volunteers, so 100% of our reading fees go toward paying the contributors who are printed in our beautiful pages.

Submission Guidelines

F(r)iction  Series

For our print magazine, we accept short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry—regardless of genre, style, or origin. To get an idea of the kind of work we look for and the ethos behind what we do, please check out this page from our editors detailing what we look for in our submissions and this CLMP Member Spotlight article. And please note that we strongly encourage you to check out a past issue of F(r)iction, available in our shop.

Please also be sure to also check out our formatting guidelines.

Guidelines

Categories accepted:
● Short fiction: 1,001 – 7,500 words
● Creative nonfiction: up to 6,500 words
● Flash fiction: 1,000 words or less
● Poetry: three pages or less per poem, up to five poems per submission CURRENTLY CLOSED

Other notes:
● All genres are welcome, but especially those that celebrate the weird, take risks with form and content, and are driven by a strong, unique voice.
● All work must be previously unpublished. This means if your work has appeared in any print or online source (this includes personal blogs, websites, and social media pages), we cannot accept it.
● Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately by choosing “withdraw” in Submittable if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.
● Submit as many pieces as you’d like.
● Poetry Submissions: Please note that our poetry submissions are currently closed to give us a chance to catch up on submissions. We will be reopening this category as soon as possible.

Reading Period

Submissions are accepted year-round.

Price

$2.50 per submission

Payment

$10 per final printed page and two free contributor’s copies

Please note, this submission portal is exclusively for journal submissions. Pieces submitted here will only be considered for inclusion in F(r)iction and not for our seasonal contests. Refunds cannot be given for incorrect submissions. Information about how to submit to our contests can be found here, and also below. Thanks for your interest!

F(r)iction  Log

On our blog, we look to feature underrepresented voices and view points, with writing that challenges the norm and eschews the commonplace. Additionally, we want to be a home for webcomics that explore issues both universal and extraordinary.

Guidelines

Categories accepted:
● Book and literary journal reviews: 500 words is preferred, but up to 1,000 words will be considered
● Personal or critical essays on the books, movies, TV shows, music, art, and culture of genre storytelling and speculative literature—as well as the people who make them
● Short comics
● Cosplay, crafts, drawings, and other imaginative projects are welcome. We do not accept fanfiction.

Other notes:
● Submit by sending a short pitch to Helen Maimaris at submit[at]brinklit.org.
● Include in your pitch the subject, angle, and estimated length of your article.

Please note for Review Requests:
Review requests from representatives of large and small publishers should be directed to Emily Brill-Holland at ebrill-holland[at]brinklit.org.

Reading Period

Blog submissions are accepted year-round.

Price

Free

Payment

Content is currently unpaid, but accepted work will be published and advertised.

Contests

Guidelines

Categories accepted:
● Short fiction: 1,001 – 7,500 words
● Creative nonfiction: up to 6,500 words
● Poetry: three pages or less per poem, up to three poems per submission if you select a “three-pack”
● Flash fiction: 1,000 words or less, up to three pieces per submission if you select a “three-pack”

Other notes:
● All genres are welcome, but especially those that celebrate the weird, take risks with form and content, and are driven by a strong, unique voice.
● All work must be previously unpublished. This means if your work has appeared in any print or online source (this includes personal blogs, websites, and social media pages), we cannot accept it.
● Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately by choosing “withdraw” in Submittable if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.
● Submit as many pieces as you’d like.

Reading Period

Contests are held twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Price

The prices to submit varies dependant on the category of work being submitted.

Guidelines

Payments vary among contests.
● Winners in each category will receive free edits and cash prizes. Publication in F(r)iction or F(r)iction Log is subject to the approval of our Editor-in-Chief.
● Finalists will be considered for publication.

Dually Noted

For more information about submitting to Dually Noted, our group writing project, please take a look at this page.

Guidelines

Categories accepted:
● Short fiction and creative nonfiction: up to 500 words

Other notes:
● All genres are welcome, but especially those that celebrate the weird, take risks with form and content, and are driven by a strong, unique voice.
● All work must be previously unpublished. This means if your work has appeared in any print or online source (this includes personal blogs, websites, and social media pages), we cannot accept it.
● Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately by choosing “withdraw” in Submittable if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.
● Submit as many pieces as you’d like.

Reading Period

Dually Noted is held twice a year in spring and fall.

Price

Submitting to Dually Noted is free.

Guidelines

● Submissions for each deadline is Friday night at Midnight. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.
● You will receive confirmation of your submission within 24 hours—however, only the winning author will be notified that their story has been chosen.
● The winning story will be published the following Wednesday.

Formatting Guidelines

We prefer to read all our submissions anonymously. Please help us by including your name and contact information in your cover letter only and removing any identifying information within the submitted manuscript itself.

Please read our Formatting Guidelines before submitting to ensure that your work is formatted correctly.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Author Rights

F(r)iction retains first publishing rights on works published in print or online. Publishing rights revert to the author upon publication. If your work has been accepted for publication in an anthology after being published in F(r)iction, we simply ask that you credit F(r)iction as the original publisher.

We do our best to nominate many of our writers for awards, prizes, and other honors. Before we submit our writers’ work to any organization or publication, we ask their permission to do so.