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Short Fiction
rmcowling@gmail.com
  • Type of organization
    online
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Short Fiction is one of the UK’s best regarded literary magazines. Its ten highly acclaimed annual print issues were produced by Antony Caleshu and Tom Vowler from 2007-2017. Originally supported by the University of Plymouth, these beautifully illustrated Short Fiction coversjournals feature stories by Kevin Barry, Helen Oyeyemi, Alison McLeod, Marina Warner, Kit de Waal, Colin Barrett, Ríona Judge McCormack, Inderjeet Mani, and many more. In our new incarnation, we are delighted to have the support of the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) at the University of Essex. We currently live online, publishing one Featured Story per month, maintaining the magazine’s commitment to the very highest standards in short fiction. We have always been “the visual literary journal”, interested in a dialogue between visual and written art, so we work with artists to provide bespoke front-illustration for each published piece.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
    yes
  • If Yes, please name
    University of Essex
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Ruby Cowling
  • Contact title
    Editor
  • Publishes
    fiction, art
  • Representative authors
    Elizabeth Baines, Jeremy Galgut, KM Elkes
  • Submissions policy
    We look for high-quality literary fiction. Submissions are free, except for our annual contest. We have no geographical restrictions. Max 5,000 words, min 500 words. We accept reprints of work that has appeared in print only (not reprints of work that has appeared online).
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
    Yes
  • Submission Guidelines URL
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
    yes
  • Reading period
    From 04 / 01 - 12 / 31
  • Reporting time
    1 - 3 months
  • Author Payments
    cash
  • Contests
    Annual contest for short stories up to 5,000 words. Paid entry. First prize £500. Runs Jan-March. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
    0
  • Number of unpaid staff
    7
  • CLMP Member?
    yes
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    8
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
    0
  • Number of Issues per Year
    12
  • Average Page Views per Month
    500
  • Average Unique Visitors per Month
    350
  • Publish Print Anthology?
    no
  • Publishes (%)
    80% Fiction, 20% Art
  • Ads?
    no

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