Unfortunately, Literary Magazine

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
If you’ve ever received a rejection letter, you know the let-down lurks behind the word unfortunately. “Unfortunately, we didn’t connect with your characters.” “Unfortunately, your manuscript isn’t a fit for the current market.” “Unfortunately, the work just didn’t pull us in as much as we’d hoped.” And so on. But, we don’t have to condemn ourselves to misery. The editors at Unfortunately, aim to take the sting-and-stigma out of rejections and make the writing world a little less of a hellscape. As such, we promise to: - Respond to all submissions. - Be transparent about our review process and provide feedback to those who request it. - Explain to our readers why we accepted the pieces we publish. - Provide resources for navigating life as a writer and artist. - Encourage diverse voices to share their stories. - Attempt to pay you. We aren’t currently a paying market, but we’re working on it. - Nominate our favorite work for the Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, and Best of the Net. So, please, send us your work that’s too quirky, too dark, too queer, not the right kind of queer, too female-driven, too literary, not literary enough. Too much, too little, we want to see it all.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Nathalie Lawrence
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Editor in Chief
Submissions Policy
We accept poetry, art, comics, photos, non-fiction, short fiction, flash fiction, genre fiction -- and anything in between. We welcome simultaneous submissions. Authors must submit original work that has not been published before. We also ask that they get their entry rejected at least once somewhere else before they submit to us, though we don't require proof. We do not publish work that promotes racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, sanism, xenophobia, or any form of asshole behavior against any group of people. We try to respond to submissions within 4 weeks. If authors haven’t heard from us after that time, they may contact us to check on their submission's status. We are committed to providing feedback to those who want it. If authors want feedback, they can email us after we decline their piece to request comments. We will do our best to provide feedback within 12 weeks. Full submissions policy details are available here: https://www.unfortunatelylitmag.com/submit/
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