The Short List

 

smallSize Matters for Writers

When searching for places to submit shorter works, word count is key. Many journals top out submissions at 5,000, 10,000 or 20,000 words, but you won’t find them here. This compilation lists journals that specialize in lesser word counts and publish on a regular basis. Some are (paid) markets and/or have additional competitions. Check the publications’ guidelines for details, genre or theme preferences and submission windows. Please note, some of these publications may charge a (reading fee). There are many contests out there too, but are not tracked here.

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Concīs | no specific word count, they are all about brevity. But they do have a minimum length of one character. (paid)

Degenerate Literature  | poetry and flash fiction.

The Flash Reads | collaboration platform and publisher of flash fiction. (paid)

Jotters United | one short story, not too long.

Journal of Compressed Creative Arts | they say: what form “compression” takes in each artist’s work will be up to each individual. (paid)

Lines+Stars  | poetry and short prose of all kinds.

Ricochet Review | flash fiction, short form creative nonfiction + more.

The Spectacle | submissions for The Revue offers various opportunities for short pieces.

Terribly Tiny Tales | various categories and character counts, maxing out at 2,000 (characters, not words).

Two Sentence Stories | that’s right, two sentences.

Unbroken Journal new | no rigid word limit, favors shorter, punchier pieces.

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50 or less

50-word Stories | umm, 50 words. (and they published mine)

blink-ink | 50 words, or close to it. (And they published my 50 words)

Cuento Magazine | Twitter-based, up to 140 characters. they published my microfiction.

Escarp | Twitter-based, up to 140 characters. (and they published my tweet)

The Literary End | about 50 words, which they will take and use with an image of a rear end. no, really.

Nanoism | 140 characters max. (paid)

Seedpod Publishing’s Twitter Fiction | 140 characters or less

Seven by Twenty | Twitter-based, up to 140 characters. they published my microfiction.

Story Seed Vault | micro-fiction stories that are a maximum of 140 characters. (paid)

tweetpulp | twitterzine of modern pulp lit. they published my mini-pulp.

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up to 100

100 Word Story | one hundred. (reading fee) plus a free 100-word photo prompt.

101 Fiction | 1 word title, 100 word story.

A Quiet Courage | no more than 100 words maximum, titles not included. They published my story, er, haiku.

A Story In 100 Words | the name is the word count.

The Drabble | no more than 100 words. and they published my story.

Friday Flash Fiction | 100-word stories and longer stories.

Microfiction Monday Magazine | 100 words or less, not including title. they published my story.

NibbleReads | exactly 100 words, excluding the title.

Paragraph Planet | exactly 75 words including title.

SPEC*U*LA*TIVE 66 | 66 words, no more, no less (not including title).

Zathom | collaboration platform and lit journal of 55-word microfiction.

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140 to 250

Ad Hoc Fiction | 150 words or less based on their prompt.

Ambush Review | 250 words or fewer.

DOGZPLOT | 200 words or less.

Flash Frontier | up to 250 words.

Highlights’ High Five | 170 words or less.

Hoot | 150 words. (paid, but it’s complicated) and there’s a (reading fee)

Matchbook Stories | under 150 words.

Postcard Shorts | about 250 words or so. They published my story.

Tiferet Journal | “Tiferet Tifs” up to 200 words on their theme.

Tweet Lit | 140 characters (Twitter) or 140 words (website).

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300 to 500

5×5 | 500 words or less.

Antimatter Magazine | up to 500 words. (paid)

Broadsided Press | 300 words of prose or less. (reading fee)

Cheap Pop Lit | 500 words or less.

DNA Magazine UK | CNF and prose up to 500 words.

Fewer Than 500 | the title is the word count. They published my story.

Filipino Fiction | each story (including the title) must not exceed 360 words.

Flash 500 | 500-word limit, as one might expect. (reading fee)

Flash, the international short story magazine | up to 360 words.

The Fourth River |no more than 500 words of prose for their Tributaries showcase.

Funny in Five Hundred | funny, it’s 500 words or less.

Gambling the Aisle | 300 words or fewer.

Haunted Waters Press | various pubs, some with short (500) and shorter (15) word counts.

Headcoat Press | keep it 300 words or fewer.

Horror Scribes | up to 300 words.

little leo journal | up to 500 words.

Microcosms | 300 words or fewer.

Moonchild Magazine | up to 500 words.

Morgen Bailey’s Blog | three opportunities: accepts 500 words, 100 words and 6-word stories.

Mslexia | for women who write. most requests for submissions are in the 200-300 word range.

NANO Fiction | 300 words or less. (paid)

Palm-Sized Press | flash fiction up to 500 words.

Panoply | prose to 500 words or less.

Pure Slush | 500 word limit.

Reflex Fiction | between 180 and 360 words. (reading fee)

Rhino | poetry journal accepts flash up to 500 words.

Right Hand Pointing | up to 500 words.

A Room of Her Own | up to 500 words.

Seizure | between 50 and 500 words. (paid)

Silver Birch Press | 300 words or fewer.

Sonic Boom | upper word limit 500.

Spelk | around 500 words, give or take.

Starwheel | fiction or non, up to 500 words. (paid)

strippedlit500 | up to 500 words excluding title.

Three Drops From A Cauldron | 500 words or less.

Vestal Review | up to 500 words. (paid) And Magic Mondays for 250-word stories of magic realism.

Visual Verse | 50 to 500 words based in their picture prompts.

ZeroFlash | up to 300 words. and they published my story.

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750 or less

365 Tomorrows | up to 600 words. they published one of my stories.

Akashic Books | flash fiction web submissions with up 750 words.

Brevity | non-fiction only, 750 words or less. (paid)

Come As You Are | no more than 750 words.

Calamus Journal | 700 words maximum.

Emerge Literary Journal | up to 750 words.

Flash Bang Mysteries | between 500 and 750 words. (paid)

Foxglove Journal | up to 600 words.

Fun for Kids | ideal length for one page article is 300-325, 600-650 for two pages. (paid)

Funny Times | 500 to 700 words. (paid)

Grievous Angel | maximum 700 words (paid)

Guardian Angel Kids | fiction to 500, articles to 700 words. (paid)

Inch | 750 for fiction, 700 for non-fiction. paid with copies.

Ink, Sweat and Tears | maximum word length is 750.

The Kid’s Ark | no longer than 650 at a 6-10 year old reading level. (paid)

Long Exposure Magazine | 700 words or less.

Moonpark Review | 750 word maximum, micros less than 200 words each.

Shotgun Honey | 700 words.

Stone Bridge Cafe | submissions must have fewer than 750 words.

Willow Springs | short prose under 750 words. (paid) and (reading fee).

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up to 1,000

600 Second Sagas | podcast stories, 750 to 1,000 words.

*82 Review | up to 1,000 + other creative opportunities for your words.

The Absurdist new | 250-1,000 words per piece.

After The Pause | no more than 1,000 words.

The Airgonaut | stories between 250 and 1,000 words.

Anthologia | between 500 to 1,000 words.

AntipodeanSF | between 500 and 1,000 words.

The Arcanist | stories that are 1,000 words or less. (paid)

Arsenika | up to 1,000 words. (paid)

Beach Reads | 900-word limit.

The Big Jewel | length limit 1,000 words, roughly.

Brilliant Flash Fiction | 1,000 words or less.

Black Rabbit | 900 words or less for fiction, 250 or less for non-fiction. (paid)

Blue Fifth Review | flash fiction up to 1,000 words.

Blue Stoat | no more than 1,000 words.

(b)OINK | 1,000 words or less. They also have a monthly literary magazine.

Bottlecap Press new | blog submissions to about 1,000 words.

Cafe Aphra | up to 500 words for Flash Fiction Friday. they also published my story.

The Caterpillar  | no longer than 1,000 words.

Cavalcade of Terror | under 1,000 words. (paid)

Chronicle | hosts stories up to 1,000 words.

The Citron Review  | micro fiction to 100, flash fiction to 1,000. CNF too, like mine they published.

The Conium Review | their online publication is devotes to bite-sized writing, roughly 1,000 words or less.

Contemporary Verse 2 | essays no more than 2-4 pages, double-spaced; approx 500-1,000 words. (paid)

Daphne Magazine | flash or micro-fiction only, 700 words or less; CNF 1,000 words or less.

Dark City Soul Magazine | nothing over 1,000 words. (paid)

dear damsels | accepts prose from 200 to 800 words.

DECASP | bite-sized chunks of humor, from one-liners to 800-ish word short stories.

Door = Jar (Door is a Jar) | fiction and nonfiction should not exceed 1,000 words

Dreams & Nightmares | up to two single-spaced types pages (approx 1,000 words), but prefer less than one. (paid)

Dying Dahlia | under 1, 000 words.

Ellipsis | word count should not exceed 1,000. (paid royalties)

Every Day Fiction | up to 1,000 words. (paid) and they published my story.

Factor Four Magazine new | stories up to 2,000 words. (paid)

Farther Stars Than These | ideally in the 500-700 range, but no longer than 1,000 words. They published my story, too.

Fictional Pairings | 200 to 1,000 words. (paid)

Flash Fiction Magazine | 300 to 1,000 words.

Flash Fiction Online | 500-1,000 words. (paid)

The Flexible Persona new | 1,000 words or fewer. (paid + submission fee)

formercactus | under 1,000 words.

Freeze Frame Fiction | up to 1,000 words. (paid)

Ghost Parachute | 1,000 words of less.

Grey Sparrow Journal | flash fiction of 1,000 words or less.

Halo Literary Magazine | 1,000 words or fewer.

The Higgs Weldon | 1,000 words or fewer.

Houseguest | limit submissions to 1,000 words.

Jellyfish Review | maximum word length: 1,000 words.

Ladybug Magazine | stories for ages 3-6. up to 800 words. (paid)

Lost Balloon  | under 1,000. They say 500-word micro-stories are even better.

The Machinery | 300 to 1,000 words.

Mad Swirl | do not exceed 1,000 words.

matchbook | not a hard limit of 1,000 words, but they prefer shorter works. (paid)

The Molotov Cocktail | under 1,000 words, although they prefer them in the range of 300-600.

Mom Egg Review | 850 words or fewer. (reading fee)

Nature Futures | 850 to 950 words. (paid)

New Flash Fiction Review | word count 1,000 words.

Pank Magazine | keep it under 1,000 words.

Paper Darts | nothing longer than 1,000 words.

Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine | also publishes flash up to 1,000 words.

Peril | limit of 1,000 words. (paid) if you’re an Australian.

Perpetual Motion Machine | flash fiction of no more than 1,000 words. (paid)

The Phoenix Soul | prose: maximum word count 1,000. shorter has a higher rate of acceptance.

Pockets | 600 to 1,000 words for readers between 6 and 12

The Pygmy Giant | UK flash fiction and non-fiction under 800 words.

Rejected McSweeney’s Lists new | 1,000 words considered, 500 words ideal.

Ripen The Page | 1,000 words or less.

Sasee | no more than 500 to 1,000 words.

#thesideshow | 1,000 words or less

Sky Island Journal | flash fiction and creative nonfiction under 1,000 words. (submission fee)

SmokeLong Quarterly | up to 1,000 words

Spirit’s Tincture | microfiction 100-500, flash fiction 500-1,000.

Splickety Publishing Group | 100 to 1,000 words for their imprints: Splickety Prime, Havoc, Splickety Love. (paid)

Storyland | flash pieces up to 1,000 words.

Story Shack | 1,000 words or less.

Tattoo Highway | 1,000 words or fewer.

Threadcount | typically accepts work with fewer than 1,000 words.

Tin House: Flash Fridays | 1,000 words or fewer.

V.Press new | absolute maximum word count is 1,000 words.

The Vignette Review | 300 to 900 words.

Wax Seal | under 1,000 words.

Wig Leaf | under 1,000 words.

With Painted Words | up to 1,000 words. (paid)

Women’s Voices for Change | typical entries are between 1,000 and 1,500 words. (paid)

Yellow Chair Review | 1,000 words or less.

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up to 1,500

A&U Magazine | no longer than 1,200 words.

After Hours | five page max (approx. 1,200 words of double-spaced manuscript).

Alsina Publishing | between 400 and 1,200 words. (paid royalties)

Altered Reality Magazine | minimum word count 1. maximum word count 1,500.

Ariel Chart | 1,500 words or less.

BGD | between 850 and 1,100 words. (paid)

Belletrist Magazine Online | fiction up to 1,500 words. (reading fee)

CarpeArte Journal | 100 to 1,000 words, exceptional writing to 1,500.

Cease Cows | submit as many stories that equal 1,500 words.

Centum Press | 1,500 words or less in length. (paid royalties)

Cloaked Press | 500-1,500 word stories for their newsletter. (paid)

Contrary | we feel more comfortable with 1,500 words or less. (paid)

Daily Science Fiction | 100 to 1,500 words. (paid)

etre | typically 400-1,000 for fiction, 700-1,500 for essays.

Fiction Southeast | approximately 1,500 words or less. (reading fee)

Fingers on the Button | 400 to 1,500 words in length.

Flashbytes | 1,500 words or less.

Flash Fiction Press | between 250 and 1,200 words. (paid) and they published my story.

The Harpoon Review | no longer than 1,100 words.

Horror Tree’s Trembling With Fear | weekly shorts (under 1,500 words) and drabbles (100 words exactly).

KYSO Flash | fiction up to 1,000 words and essays to 2,000. There is a (reading fee) and you get paid in copies of their annual print anthology.

Leaping Clear | size limit 500 to 1,500 words.

Lipstick Party Magazine | 750 for flash fiction, 1,500 for other prose.

Manawaker Studio | flash fiction podcast. 800 words is the ideal length, but will consider work between 250 and 1,500. (paid)

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency | absolute maximum of 1,500 words.

Minetta Review  | less than 1,500 words. paid in copies.

Minute Magazine  | 1,500 words max.

Moledro Magazine  | limit to 1,500 words.

Moonsick Magazine  | stories between 5 and 1,500 words.

Motherwell | parenting stories in several categories, all under 1,400 words.

Nasty | up to 1,500 words. (paid), site contents are erotic and explicit.

The Norwegian American | fiction up to 1,500 words, 1,000 or fewer preferred. (paid)

Okey-Panky | under 1,500 words. (paid)

The Olive Press  | flash to 500, fiction to 1,500.

Paterson Literary Review | under 1,500 words.

Pigeonholes  | fiction to 1,500 words.

RCC Muse new | 1,500 words or less for fiction/CNF/memoir.

RPD Society | flash to 750, short stories to 1,100.

Red Queen Literary Magazine | 1,500 word limit.

Riddled With Arrows | stories up to 1,500 words, the sweet spot being 500-1,000. (paid)

Riggwelter | no more than 1,500 words.

Rupture Magazine new | prose of up to 5 pages of less (approx 1,250 words).

Skewed Lit | all prose under 1,500 words.

skirt! magazine | essay submissions between 800 and 1,100 words. (paid)

Spectrum Lit | 1,500 words, no exceptions. (paid)

taxicab magazine new | for prose, no longer than 5 pages (approx 1,250 words).

Third Wednesday | short fiction of up to 1,500 words. (paid)

Understorey Magazine | keep submissions under 1,500 words. (paid)

Vallum | Essays between 4-6 pages, approx 1,000 to 1,500 words. (paid)

Vandercave | 1,250 words or fewer.

Visions With Voices | narrative text no more than 6 double spaced pages (approx 1,500 words).

Visitant | limited to 1,500 words.

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up to 2,000

all the sins | stories up to 2,000 words.

American Short Fiction | online stories under 2,000 words. (paid)

Backhand Stories | shorter is better, stories over 2,000 words are considered long.

Balloons Lit Journal | no more than 2,000 words.

Beechwood Review | word count: 5 to 500 for fiction, 5 to 2,000 non-fiction.

The Bitchin’ Kitsch | keep submissions under 2,000 words.

Brittle Star | literary fiction up to 2,000 words.

The Broke Bohemian | should be 2,000 words or fewer.

Buckshot Magazine | 500-2,000 word. (paid)

Bumples new | for ages 3-5: up to 800 words. for ages 6-10: 2,000 words. (paid)

The Cafe Irreal | up to 2,000 words. (paid)

The Cerurove | 200 to 1,800 words long.

The Claremont Review | short stories/fiction up to 2,000 words. (paid)

Dame | generally 800 to 2,000 words.

Digging Through The Fat | 2,000 words max.

Downstate Story | under 2,000 words. (paid)

The Ekphrastic Review | brief is best. under 1,800 okay, under 1,000 good, under 500 better.

Firewords | under 2,000 words.

FishFood Magazine | a maximum of 2,000 words.

For The Girls | flash fiction 300-500, erotic fiction to 2,000. (paid)

Frogmore Press | 2,000 words is generally plenty.

GFT Press | flash up to 1,000, creative non-fiction to 2,000.

Gathering Storm Magazine | up to 2,000 words. (paid)

Hobart | not more than 2,000 words, short shorts 400 words or less.

Hold the Line | shorter pieces to 800 words, longer to 2,000.

Ink Drift | maximum word limit for a short story is 2,000.

The Interpreter’s House | under 2,000 words.

Intrinsick | total word count 2,000 or less. they published my story.

Kings River Life | short stories to 2,000 words preferred, articles to 1,000.

Liar’s League | 800 to 2,000 words long.

Liisbeth | typically 500-2,000 words. (paid)

Lit.Cat | short writings under 2,000 words.

Literary Fever | keep your stories under 2,000 words

Literary Orphans | anything up to 2,000. 1,500 is the sweet spot.

Little Blue Marble | up to 2,000 words. (paid in Canadian dollars)

Long Short Story | up to 2,000 words. (paid, if you are a member)

Marauder | 2,000 words max.

Metonym | up to 2,000 words.

Mistress | should not exceed 2,000 words.

Monkeybicycle | two ways: stories of up to 2,000 words + one sentence stories.

No Extra Words | under 2,000 words, preference given to stories less than 1,000.

Ofi Press Magazine | stories under 2,000 words.

Peacock Journal | 500 to 2,000 words.

Penultimate Peanut | 2,000 word count limit.

pif Magazine | fiction and essays to 2,000 words. (paid)

Pivot new | 300-2,000 words, flash fiction preferred

Pretty Owl Poetry | fiction too, up to 2,000 words.

Quilliad Press  | 500 words max for flash, under 2,000 for short stories.

Rambutan | submissions under 2,000 words.

Sad | many opportunities, none of which is over 2,000 words.

Spartan | prose submissions of 2,000 words or less. (paid)

Spy Kids Review | 2,000 words or less.

Stepping Stones Magazine | fiction to 4,000, nonfiction to 2,000.

Story and Grit | from 700 to 2,000 words.

Subprimal | flash to 750, essays to 2,000. (paid)

Tell Us A Story | stories about true things, up to 2,000 words.

tenderness, yea | fiction and nonfiction of up to 2,000 words.

Vagabonds | 2,000 words max, no min.

VioletRising | fiction should not exceed eight pages (approx. 2,000 words).

The Were-Traveler | word counts for various categories of submissions, 100 to 2,000.

Wildflower Muse | preferably no longer than 2,000 words.

The Women Inc. | they prefer contributions between 1000-2000 words.

Wordgathering | 1,000 to 2,000 words.

Word-o-Mat | under 2,000 words.

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2,500 max

805 Lit + Art | max 2,500 words.

Ancient Paths Online | short fiction of up to 2,500 words. (paid)

Bad Pony | up to 2,500 words.

Black Heart Magazine | maximum of 2,500 words.

blækk | word count between 1,000 and 2,500.

Blue Marble Review | fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words. (paid)

Bracken | up to 2,500 words. (paid)

Bright Sleep Magazine new | fiction 25-2,500 words. (reading fee)

Brittle Paper | fiction of no more than 2,500 words.

Cat on a Leash Review | stories between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Cicatrix | up to 2,500 words.

Crab Fat Magazine | 1,100 to 2,500 preferred for short stories, 1,000 or less for flash.

Every Pigeon | fiction or non-fiction 500-2,500 words.

Feathertale | no longer than 2,500 words.

Fiction Pool | up to 2,500 words.

Fictive Dream | between 500 and 2,500 words.

Grasslimb | Prose must include a word count and not exceed 2,500 words; 1,000-2,000 is best for them. (paid)

Great Weather for Media | maximum word count 2,500. (paid)

Healing Muse | 2,500 word max.

Here Comes Everyone | max 2,500 words.

Human Noise Journal new | Short Stories and essays should be no longer than 10 pages (approx 2,500 words).

Hungry Chimera | word count under 2,500.

Intersection Stories new | 2,500 words or less per story.

Literary Juice | pulp stories of 25 words, flash to 1,000, shorts up to 2,500.

Moonglasses Magazine | up to 2,500 words.

Muse /A Journal new | sweet spot is 500-2,000 words for lyric essay. (reading fee)

Muse India | short fiction in the range of 2,000-2,500 words.

Odet | maximum 2,500 words.

Ology Journal | under 2,500 words.

Penny | between 500 and 2,500 words, some submission categories (paid).

Phobos Magazine | flash to 1,000, shorts up to 2,500.

Progenitor | prose work should not exceed 2,500 words.

Pulp Metal Magazine | fiction and nonfiction of no more than 2,500 words.

Queen’s Quarterly  | submissions over 2,500 words will not be considered.

Requited  | under 2,500 words, around 1,000 is preferred.

Rhubarb Magazine  | fiction and non-fiction up to 2,500 words.

Scarborough Fair | flash to 800 words, short stories to 2,500.

Short Fiction Break | no more than 2,500 words.

Split Rock Review | no longer than 2,500 words.

Spontaneity | short stories under 2,500 words, flash fiction from 100 to 1,000.

Spry Literary Journal | word limits: flash 750, fiction or creative non-fiction 2,500.

street cake | experimental writing at around 2,500 words.

Suburban Review | fiction or CNF from 500 to 2,500 words. (paid)

Synaesthesia | up to 2,500 words. (paid)

Typewriter Emergencies | max word count is 2500 words. (paid)

The Virginia Normal | fiction/nonfiction totaling no more than ten pages (approx 2,500 words).

Wanderful | at least 750 words and no longer than 2,500. (paid)

West Texas Literary Review | flash up to 1,000, essays to 2,500.

Windmill (Online) | prefer in the range of 1,500-2,500 words for their online content.

The Wire’s Dream | 500-2,500 words.

Worlds Without Master | 2,500 words or less. (paid)

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3,000 max

Aftermath | between 500 and 3,000 words. (paid)

Aji Magazine | up to 12 pages (approximately 3,000 words).

Alliterati | 3,000 words.

Asymmetry Fiction | stories up to 3,000 words of length. (paid)

Bindweed Magazine | prose up to 3,000 words.

Bodega | up to 3,000 words.

Breath & Shadow | maximum of 3,000 words. (paid)

The Broken City | must not exceed 3,000 words.

Black Petals | 300 to 3,000 words preferred.

The Bookends Review  | up to 3,000 words.

Carousel | under 3,000 words (paid). read about (reading fees) at their website.

Coldnoon Journal new | 2,500 to 3,000 words.

Dead Oaks | short fiction between 1,500 and 3,000 words. (paid)

Dime Show Review | up to 3,000 words.

The Dirty Pool | anywhere from 50-3,000 words.

Drafthorse | under 3,000 words

DREGINALD | short prose 3,000 words or less.

Enchanted Conversation | no shorter than 700 words and no longer than 3,000.

The Establishment | up to 3,000 words. (paid)

Firefly Magazine | short stories < 3,000, flash fiction < 500.

Foliate Oak | flash preferred, rarely do they publish anything over 2,700 words.

Fortnightly Fiction | no more than 3,000 words (under Literature section).

Fourth & Sycamore | up to 3,000 words.

Foxcall | stories up to 3,000 words in length.

Funhouse Magazine | anything from 100 words to 3,000 words.

Gold Dust | maximum wordcount 3,000.

The Golden Key | under 3,000 words. (paid)

Gravel | 25 to 3,000 words.

The Gravity of the Thing | six-word stories, flash under 500, short stories up to 3,000.

herizons | up to 3,000 words.

Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal | max 3,000 words.

Hotel | 3,000 words of prose.

Inkspill Magazine | many submission categories, some (paid), all under 3,000 words.

The Island Review | 3,000 words for fiction or nonfiction.

The Lampeter Review | no more than 3,000 words in length.

Leopardskin & Limes | 0 to 3,000 words.

Lilith | various categories, all under 3,000 words.

Literally Stories | 500 to 3,000 words.

Longleaf Review | flash between 300 and 1,000, stories between 1,500 and 3,000.

losslit | flash: 500 max, short stories: 3,000 max, creative essays: 2,000 max.

Meniscus | up to 3,000 words.

The Metaworker new | 3k words maximum, and no minimum.

The Moth | preferably no longer than 3,000 words.

New Delta Review | prefer stories around 3,000 words.

The Nottingham Review | 100-3,000 words.

Number Eleven | flash to 800, short stories to 3,000,

Open Thought Vortex | do not surpass 3,000 words.

The Oracle | no more than 3,000 words.

Page & Spine | flash to 1,000, short stories to 3,000 (paid). They published my story.

Parabola | essays, rarely fiction, 1,000-3,000 words. retellings of traditional stories 150-500 words. (paid)

Ponder Review | 3,000 or less.

Projector Magazine new | 3,000 words for fiction and nonfiction. (reading fee)

Pseudo Mag | fiction 1,500 to 3,000, CNF 2,000 to 3,000.

Ricepaper Magazine  | many submission opportunities, all under 3,000 words.

Rigorous  | a maximum of 3,000 words.

Riddle Fence  | 3,000 words, if it’s brilliant, a bit longer.

Scaffolding Magazine  | 3,000 words or less. (paid royalties)

Skald’s Circle  | short fiction with up to 3,000 words.

Solarcide  | word count is 1,000 to 3,000 words. (paid)

Stand Magazine | fiction under 3,000 words are preferred

Still Point Journal | non-fiction 1,000 to 3,000 words, short stories no more than 2,000.

Structo | stories of up to approximately 3,000 words will be considered. (paid in copies)

Subtle Fiction  | one long story no more than 3,000 words, flash to 500.

Third Flatiron | flash humor about 600 words, stories between 1,500 and 3,000.

Thin Air Magazine | fiction and nonfiction up to 3,000 words, flash to 750.

TQ Review | no more than 3,000 words.

Turn to Ash | up to 3,000, but shorter is better. (paid)

Twisted Sister Lit Mag | up to 3,000 words for stories, but likes flash fiction to top out at 600.

Two Cities | no more than 3,000 words. (reading fee)

Under The Radar | maximum 2,500 to 3,000 words.

Uprising Review  | flash under 1,500, short stories under 3,000. (paid)

Vending Machine Press | no longer than 3,000 words.

Wiki Lit | prefers work under 3,000 words.

Wildness | stories under 3,000 words.

Winter Tangerine | prose submissions under 3,000 words. (paid)

Witch Craft Magazine | prose max 3,000, essays max 2,000.

wow! | articles from 1,000 to 3,000 words. (paid)

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3,500 max

3 Elements | fiction or nonfiction to 3,500 words.

Anderbo.com | fiction 3,500, fact 1,500 words.

Blank Spaces | up to 3,500 words. (reading fee)

The Boiler | pieces up to 3,500 words.

canthius | limit prose submissions to 3,500 words. (paid)

carte blanche | fiction and CNF to 3,500 words. (paid)

Conduit | up to 3,500 words.

Existere | 3,500 word limit.

The Ghastling | no longer than 3,500 words.

Grain Magazine | fiction or non to a maximum of 3,500 words. (paid)

Gutter | prose up to 3,500 words.

The HitchLit Review | short prose up to 3,500 words.

Jokes Review new | up to 3,500 words.

New Writing Scotland | 3,500 words in total.

pangyrus new | prose between 600 and 3,500 words. (reading fee)

Room Magazine  | up to 3,500 words. (paid)

Salomé | 100-500 for flash, 500-3,500 for fiction or non-fiction.

Spadina Literary Review | short fiction 600-3,200 words, memoir 1,200-2,400 words.

Scrutiny Journal | between 500 and 3,500 words. (paid royalties)

Tall Tale TV | 3,000ish word limit.

Third Point Press | up to 3,500 words. (paid)

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4,000+

A-Minor | flash 100-1,000, prose 1,000-4,000.

The Apple Valley Review | 100 to 4,000 words.

Apprehension Magazine  | fiction/nonfiction no longer than 15 pages double spaced (approx 3,750 words).

Arkana | 4,000 words or fewer.

Atlas and Alice | fiction to 4,000, creative nonfiction to 4,500.

Atticus Review | fiction and nonfiction to 4,000 words. they especially like flash.

Cold Creek Review  | no longer than 4,000 words.

Crux Magazine | 15 pages double spaced (approx 3,750 words)

Deadman’s Tome | word count 2k to 4k approx. paid in royalties.

decomP | 4,000 words maximum

District Lit | rarely publish pieces over 4,000 words.

Doppelgänger | 4,000 words, between 1,500-2,500 is ideal.

The Drabblecast | 100-word or 100-character stories and short fiction to 4,000 words.

Dream Pop Journal | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words) maximum.

Driftwood Press | 100-4,000 words.

Edify Fiction  | prose should be 4,000 words or less.

Electric Literature | essays, aim for 1,500–4,000 words. (paid)

Fiction Vortex | the maximum is 4,000 words. (paid, but it’s complicated)

Fireside Fiction Company | flash fiction of up to 1,000 words, short stories 1,000 to 4,000. (paid)

Freefall | maximum length 4,000 words. (paid)

Free State Review | prose should be 500-4,000 words.

The Ham Free Press | maximum of 4,000 words.

Helen | short fiction between 50 to 1,500 words, creative nonfiction should be between 1,500 to 4,000 words. (paid)

Hippocampus Magazine | 4,000 words max. (reading fee)

The Ilanot Review | stories up to 4,000 words, CNF to 3,000.

Likely Red  | under 4,000 words. (paid)

The Liner | up to 4,000 words.

the mystic blue review | stories must not exceed 4,000 words.

Mythic Delirium new | short stories of up to 4,000 words. (paid)

Ocotillo Review | 4,200 word limit. (reading fee) but also (paid).

The Offbeat new | limited to 4,000 words. (reading fee).

Open Pen | between 50 and 4,000 words.

Out of Print | between 1,000 and 4,000 words.

Passager Journal | up to 4,000 words of prose. (reading fee)

Phoebe Journal  | up to 4,000 words. paid in print editions.

Photo/Story | between 1,500 and 4,500 words.

Red Room Magazine  | extreme horror up to 4,000 words. (paid)

the Same | nonfiction 1,000 to 3,000, fiction to 4,000.

Snapdragon Journal  | poetry and creative nonfiction up to 4,000 words.

So To Speak  | not to exceed 4,000 (fiction) or 4,500 (nonfiction).

Spilled Milk new | no more than 4,000 words, tends to publish 2,000 or shorter.

Superstition Review | fiction or nonfiction to 4,000 words.

Temenos  | rarely publish work over 4,000 words. (reading fee)

Vinyl | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words) limit for prose, 2,000 for essay.

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