April 18, 2016

Writing Tips (XIV) Literary Journals and Magazines Always Open to Submissions

This list features only literary journals that are always open to submissions.

200 CCs
A new online publication, 200 CCs publishes one 200-word story each week. Though short, the stories in 200 CCs aren’t vignettes. Rather, they’re complete, condensed narratives.200 CCs accepts general submissions year-round. Right now, they’re also looking for holiday-themed submissions, to be submitted by the following deadlines: Good Friday or Easter, March 11; Mother’s Day, April 22; Canada Day or U.S. Independence Day, June 24; Halloween, October 14; Veteran’s Day or Remembrance Day, October 28; Christmas, December 2.
Authors of all genres—fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetic prose—may submit up to three 200-word stories at a time. Stories needn’t be exactly 200 words, but should range from around 185 to 215 words. Each story should be complete in itself, not part of a series. Experimental formatting is welcome as long as it doesn’t require unusual typographical settings.

After The Pause
They publish each issue on the electronic magazine site Issuu. They publish poetry, flash fiction, and visual art.
They accept all submissions via email. Simultaneous submissions are permitted as long as you notify them if your work is accepted elsewhere.
They accept poetry and visual poetry. They accept up to three flash fiction pieces at a time. Flash fiction submitted to them must be less than 1,000 words in length.

An online journal of prose and poetry launched in 2000 with the aim of publishing writing that’s as unique as the writers who make it. It’s a writer’s journal, driving experimentation by fueling writers with author interviews, blog posts about the writing life, and discussions about the contemporary literary community.
 Fiction writers may submit flash fiction, short stories, self-contained novel excerpts, and novellas. They should submit only one piece at a time, up to 40,000 words. Poets may submit four to six poem. All writers should wait for a response before submitting more work.
Failbetter accepts work by email and post. Writers submitting by email should include their work in the body of the email, not an attachment. They accept simultaneous submissions, but they don’t accept previously published work.


  1. I wasn't familiar with any of these, Carmen. Thanks for shining a light on them. I know a few people who write people and micro fic, so some of these might be good fits for them!

    1. I'm glad you think this post is useful to people. I will do another one next month with similar links. Thanks for checking the post, Mae!

  2. Interesting, Carmen. Like Mae, I didn't know about these. You always find the most useful resources!


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