O U R  T A S T E B U D S : We go and lose our banana marbles for raw voices, stories about the human condition and untold perspectives. That’s the one-liner. There are many lines to read in our archives and this is really the only way to get to know what we’re drawn to. In most cases, when the writing is good, it can be about anything and we’ll fall in love.

We accept 100 words, flash fiction (including micro), short stories, nonfiction, and poetry.

M O N E Y : WE ARE A PAYING MARKET! Contributors will be paid $40 per piece. Payments will be made via PayPal (note that payment cannot be paid any other way).

E X P E D I T E D : In all open submission months, on all submission genres, an EXPEDITED box can be selected to send your submission into our EXPEDITED INBOX for a fee of $5. We will respond to all expedited submissions within 14 days.

Submissions schedule:

  • F R E E submissions: February, April, June, October, December.
  • Please bear in mind that free submissions are subject to a cap on Submittable. This means that free submissions automatically close when the Submittable cap is met. So please submit early in these months to ensure your submission is free of charge. After the max-out, submissions will revert to GENERAL.
  • G E N E R A L submissions only: January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • General submissions ($4) ensure that we are able to continue to web-host such fantastic work, to pay the myriad Submittable fees and to pay our contributors amongst the other here-and-there hands that dip into the pot for some cream and cheddar and dough. It’s an exercise in balance.
  • C L O S E D for submissions: August
  • We close for submissions in August primarily to catch up on reading and, hey, maybe even take a little break on the beach, with a few books of course. Addicts.

General rules:

  • Multiple submissions are not allowed. One submission per person, to the appropriate genre. If multiple submissions are made, all submissions will be rejected unread. Please wait for a response to your submission before submitting again.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your piece through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • F O R M A T T I N G : Double space. Poetry can be single or otherwise. She is hip like that. Sans serif font please (eg. arial, helvetica, times). We prefer .doc and .docx files but also accept PDF, if you must.
  • W O R D  C O U N T S : Flash up to 1000. Short stories and non-fiction 1000-4000. Poetry no word count. We do publish outside word counts, but rarely. Up to 6000, for example. All depends on the work. Each must be considered in its own light.

For full submission guidelines see our website here.

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100 words on the nose folks.

O U R  T A S T E B U D S : We go and lose our banana marbles for raw voices, stories about the human condition and untold perspectives. That’s the one-liner. There are many lines to read in our archives and this is really the only way to get to know what we’re drawn to. In most cases, when the writing is good, it can be about anything and we’ll fall in love.

M O N E Y : WE ARE A PAYING MARKET! Contributors will be paid $40 per piece. Payments will be made via PayPal (note that payment cannot be paid any other way).

E X P E D I T E D : In all open submission months, on all submission genres, an EXPEDITED box can be selected to send your submission into our EXPEDITED INBOX for a fee of $5. We will respond to all expedited submissions within 14 days.

Submissions schedule:

  • F R E E submissions: February, April, June, October, December.
  • Please bear in mind that free submissions are subject to a cap on Submittable. This means that free submissions automatically close when the Submittable cap is met. So please submit early in these months to ensure your submission is free of charge. After the max-out, submissions will revert to GENERAL.
  • G E N E R A L submissions only: January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • General submissions ($4) ensure that we are able to continue to web-host such fantastic work, to pay the myriad Submittable fees and to pay our contributors amongst the other here-and-there hands that dip into the pot for some cream and cheddar and dough. It’s an exercise in balance.
  • C L O S E D for submissions: August
  • We close for submissions in August primarily to catch up on reading and, hey, maybe even take a little break on the beach, with a few books of course. Addicts.

General rules:

  • Multiple submissions are not allowed. You may submit only 1 piece, to the appropriate genre. If multiple submissions are made, all submissions will be rejected unread. Please wait for a response to your submission before submitting again.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your piece through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • F O R M A T T I N G : Double space. Poetry can be single or otherwise. She is hip like that. Sans serif font please (eg. arial, helvetica, times). We prefer .doc and .docx files but also accept PDF, if you must.

For full submission guidelines see our website here.

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1-1000 words.

O U R  T A S T E B U D S : We go and lose our banana marbles for raw voices, stories about the human condition and untold perspectives. That’s the one-liner. There are many lines to read in our archives and this is really the only way to get to know what we’re drawn to. In most cases, when the writing is good, it can be about anything and we’ll fall in love.

M O N E Y : WE ARE A PAYING MARKET! Contributors will be paid $40 per piece. Payments will be made via PayPal (note that payment cannot be paid any other way).

E X P E D I T E D : In all open submission months, on all submission genres, an EXPEDITED box can be selected to send your submission into our EXPEDITED INBOX for a fee of $5. We will respond to all expedited submissions within 14 days.

Submissions schedule:

  • F R E E submissions: February, April, June, October, December.
  • Please bear in mind that free submissions are subject to a cap on Submittable. This means that free submissions automatically close when the Submittable cap is met. So please submit early in these months to ensure your submission is free of charge. After the max-out, submissions will revert to GENERAL.
  • G E N E R A L submissions only: January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • General submissions ($4) ensure that we are able to continue to web-host such fantastic work, to pay the myriad Submittable fees and to pay our contributors amongst the other here-and-there hands that dip into the pot for some cream and cheddar and dough. It’s an exercise in balance.
  • C L O S E D for submissions: August
  • We close for submissions in August primarily to catch up on reading and, hey, maybe even take a little break on the beach, with a few books of course. Addicts.

General rules:

  • Multiple submissions are not allowed. You may submit only 1 piece, to the appropriate genre. If multiple submissions are made, all submissions will be rejected unread. Please wait for a response to your submission before submitting again.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your piece through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • F O R M A T T I N G : Double space. Sans serif font please (eg. arial, helvetica, times). We prefer .doc and .docx files but also accept PDF, if you must.

For full submission guidelines see our website here.

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1000-4000 words. Over will be considered.

O U R  T A S T E B U D S : We go and lose our banana marbles for raw voices, stories about the human condition and untold perspectives. That’s the one-liner. There are many lines to read in our archives and this is really the only way to get to know what we’re drawn to. In most cases, when the writing is good, it can be about anything and we’ll fall in love.

M O N E Y : WE ARE A PAYING MARKET! Contributors will be paid $40 per piece. Payments will be made via PayPal (note that payment cannot be paid any other way).

E X P E D I T E D : In all open submission months, on all submission genres, an EXPEDITED box can be selected to send your submission into our EXPEDITED INBOX for a fee of $5. We will respond to all expedited submissions within 14 days.

Submissions schedule:

  • F R E E submissions: February, April, June, October, December.
  • Please bear in mind that free submissions are subject to a cap on Submittable. This means that free submissions automatically close when the Submittable cap is met. So please submit early in these months to ensure your submission is free of charge. After the max-out, submissions will revert to GENERAL.
  • G E N E R A L submissions only: January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • General submissions ($4) ensure that we are able to continue to web-host such fantastic work, to pay the myriad Submittable fees and to pay our contributors amongst the other here-and-there hands that dip into the pot for some cream and cheddar and dough. It’s an exercise in balance.
  • C L O S E D for submissions: August
  • We close for submissions in August primarily to catch up on reading and, hey, maybe even take a little break on the beach, with a few books of course. Addicts.

General rules:

  • Multiple submissions are not allowed. You may submit only 1 piece, to the appropriate genre. If multiple submissions are made, all submissions will be rejected unread. Please wait for a response to your submission before submitting again.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your piece through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • F O R M A T T I N G : Double space. Sans serif font please (eg. arial, helvetica, times). We prefer .doc and .docx files but also accept PDF, if you must.

For full submission guidelines see our website here.

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Submit up to 3 poems. No word count.

O U R  T A S T E B U D S : We go and lose our banana marbles for raw voices, stories about the human condition and untold perspectives. That’s the one-liner. There are many lines to read in our archives and this is really the only way to get to know what we’re drawn to. In most cases, when the writing is good, it can be about anything and we’ll fall in love.

M O N E Y : WE ARE A PAYING MARKET! Contributors will be paid $40 per piece. Payments will be made via PayPal (note that payment cannot be paid any other way).

E X P E D I T E D : In all open submission months, on all submission genres, an EXPEDITED box can be selected to send your submission into our EXPEDITED INBOX for a fee of $5. We will respond to all expedited submissions within 14 days.

Submissions schedule:

  • F R E E submissions: February, April, June, October, December.
  • Please bear in mind that free submissions are subject to a cap on Submittable. This means that free submissions automatically close when the Submittable cap is met. So please submit early in these months to ensure your submission is free of charge. After the max-out, submissions will revert to GENERAL.
  • G E N E R A L submissions only: January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • General submissions ($4) ensure that we are able to continue to web-host such fantastic work, to pay the myriad Submittable fees and to pay our contributors amongst the other here-and-there hands that dip into the pot for some cream and cheddar and dough. It’s an exercise in balance.
  • C L O S E D for submissions: August
  • We close for submissions in August primarily to catch up on reading and, hey, maybe even take a little break on the beach, with a few books of course. Addicts.

General rules:

  • Multiple submissions are not allowed. You may submit only 1 piece, to the appropriate genre. If multiple submissions are made, all submissions will be rejected unread. Please wait for a response to your submission before submitting again.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your piece through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • F O R M A T T I N G : Space how you like. Sans serif font please (eg. arial, helvetica, times). We prefer .doc and .docx files but also accept PDF, if you must.

For full submission guidelines see our website here.

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Memoir, Diaries, Creative Nonfiction, Essays: 1-4000 words.

Reviews: 800 words. We are looking for interesting and compelling book and film reviews, especially from independent publishers and authors. 

Interviews: 1000 to 1500 words.

Outside word counts will be considered.

O U R  T A S T E B U D S : We go and lose our banana marbles for raw voices, stories about the human condition and untold perspectives. That’s the one-liner. There are many lines to read in our archives and this is really the only way to get to know what we’re drawn to. In most cases, when the writing is good, it can be about anything and we’ll fall in love.

M O N E Y : WE ARE A PAYING MARKET! Contributors will be paid $40 per piece. Payments will be made via PayPal (note that payment cannot be paid any other way).

E X P E D I T E D : In all open submission months, on all submission genres, an EXPEDITED box can be selected to send your submission into our EXPEDITED INBOX for a fee of $5. We will respond to all expedited submissions within 14 days.

Submissions schedule:

  • F R E E submissions: February, April, June, October, December.
  • Please bear in mind that free submissions are subject to a cap on Submittable. This means that free submissions automatically close when the Submittable cap is met. So please submit early in these months to ensure your submission is free of charge. After the max-out, submissions will revert to GENERAL.
  • G E N E R A L submissions only: January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • General submissions ($4) ensure that we are able to continue to web-host such fantastic work, to pay the myriad Submittable fees and to pay our contributors amongst the other here-and-there hands that dip into the pot for some cream and cheddar and dough. It’s an exercise in balance.
  • C L O S E D for submissions: August
  • We close for submissions in August primarily to catch up on reading and, hey, maybe even take a little break on the beach, with a few books of course. Addicts.

General rules:

  • Multiple submissions are not allowed. You may submit only 1 piece, to the appropriate genre. If multiple submissions are made, all submissions will be rejected unread. Please wait for a response to your submission before submitting again.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your piece through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • F O R M A T T I N G : Double space. Sans serif font please (eg. arial, helvetica, times). We prefer .doc and .docx files but also accept PDF, if you must.

For full submission guidelines see our website here.

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We want your COVID pieces! We're looking for fiction (flash and short stories), nonfiction (memoirs and essays), poetry and artwork / photography.

O U R  T A S T E B U D S : We go and lose our banana marbles for raw voices, stories about the human condition and untold perspectives. That’s the one-liner. There are many lines to read in our archives and this is really the only way to get to know what we’re drawn to. In most cases, when the writing is good, it can be about anything and we’ll fall in love.

M O N E Y : WE ARE A PAYING MARKET! Contributors will be paid $40 per piece. Payments will be made via PayPal (note that payment cannot be paid any other way).

E X P E D I T E D : In all open submission months, on all submission genres, an EXPEDITED box can be selected to send your submission into our EXPEDITED INBOX for a fee of $5. We will respond to all expedited submissions within 14 days.

Submissions schedule:

  • F R E E submissions: February, April, June, October, December.
  • Please bear in mind that free submissions are subject to a cap on Submittable. This means that free submissions automatically close when the Submittable cap is met. So please submit early in these months to ensure your submission is free of charge. After the max-out, submissions will revert to GENERAL.
  • G E N E R A L submissions only: January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • General submissions ($4) ensure that we are able to continue to web-host such fantastic work, to pay the myriad Submittable fees and to pay our contributors amongst the other here-and-there hands that dip into the pot for some cream and cheddar and dough. It’s an exercise in balance.
  • C L O S E D for submissions: August
  • We close for submissions in August primarily to catch up on reading and, hey, maybe even take a little break on the beach, with a few books of course. Addicts.

General rules:

  • Multiple submissions are not allowed. You may submit only 1 piece, to the appropriate genre. If multiple submissions are made, all submissions will be rejected unread. Please wait for a response to your submission before submitting again.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please withdraw your piece through Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • F O R M A T T I N G : Double space. Poetry can be single or otherwise. She is hip like that. Sans serif font please (eg. arial, helvetica, times). We prefer .doc and .docx files but also accept PDF, if you must.

For full submission guidelines see our website here.

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