Please use our submission manager for all submissions. Please include author's/artist's name and email address.
We accept simultaneous submissions; if your
story is submitted elsewhere, please withdraw it from submittable and indicate that your story has been accepted elsewhere.
Multiple submissions: we will review no more than 2 works by an author at a time; please wait to submit more stories until after you have received a reply regarding your current submissions.
Response time: we
are honored to receive your work, and try diligently to respond within a3 month period. After that time, you are welcome to query
Fiction and Graphic Literature
All short fiction, short short fiction, novel excerpts, novellas, graphic novellas, and short graphic literature are considered for publication. We don't currently have a
strict cap on the number of pages, but it is uncommon for us to accept
stories that are over 25 (double-spaced) pages or short graphic literature that is over 15 facing pages. Novellas should range between 15K-40K words and graphic novellas should range between 30-75 facing pages. These should be submitted in their respective categories on submittable.
accept artwork of all kinds, including paintings, photographs, digital
and mixed media art, etc. Please include up to fifteen images, preferably in one submission either as multiple image files or 1 PDF or zip file (in the case of a PDF submission, we will need high resolution image files after acceptance). We ask that artists send a specific set of images that they feel will
cohere well within a literary journal and represent their artistic
Please note, all stories and artwork
should be submitted via the submission manager; submissions received in
other ways cannot be reviewed.
One story per issue is chosen by the editor-in-chief as recipient of The Editor's Choice Award and one (or two in the case of a tie) story is chosen per issue by secret vote by all other Fiction Fix staff members as recipient of the Readers' Choice Award. Winners are nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for inclusion in The
Best American Short Stories (as long as they meet all criteria for
nomination), as well as other awards. We regret that there is no monetary award associated with awards or publication at Fiction Fix at this time, though in addition to publication, we are dedicated to nominating our authors for awards and promoting any new publications by our authors to our community.
The Gypsy Sachet Award in Letters & Autobiography
No one knows better than
writers how grueling a task it can be to write a cover letter and
biography to attach to your story submissions. And certainly no one
knows just how enjoyable these collateral submission materials can
sometimes be than the staff of a literary journal. Fiction Fix
recognizes particularly creative, beautiful, funny, and poetic letter
& biography submissions with this new and unique award. Gypsy Sachet Award
winners are published in our fall issues. All submission cover
letters & bios are considered for the award (no extra submission is
needed) though authors and artists are welcome to opt-out. There is no
specific word count -- we're interested in your one line or one page (or longer)
letters & bios. Please note that winning the Gypsy Sachet Award does not
imply acceptance or rejection of the main submission.
Fiction Fix requests first-time North American, non-exclusive web and print rights and anthology rights. All other rights revert to the author upon publication. For artwork, Fiction Fix requests one-time rights and the right to use images in our promotional materials.