Word count UPDATE for Fall 2021 short-fiction submissions window

Attention writers: We’ve raised the maximum word count for our submissions window closing Nov. 12.

We prefer stories up to 3,000 words, but will consider up to 5,000. The main reason for the lower limit on the word count has been that long-form text narratives are harder to read all the way through on a computer screen.

However, one of our October stories pushed past 4,000 words, and the combination of good writing and good formatting worked really well on the digital medium.

So, in that spirit, we’ve decided to take a chance on longer works.

If you’ve already submitted work that’s 3,000 words or less, but have a longer tale of up to 5,000 words you want us to see, please feel free to submit the longer piece as well. No need to withdraw your existing submission.

Submit your work using the big Submittable button below, or via the “Submit a Story” link in the menu at the top of this page.

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