The Short List

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When searching for places to submit shorter works, word count is key. Many journals top out submissions at 5,000 or 10,000 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. Please send an email if you find journals on the Short List to be defunct.

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The Brasilia Review |no word limit, but shortish. ~#22

Cricket Media | Various opportunities to write short pieces for children 14 years or younger.

Down in the Dirt | limit submissions to flash fiction, micro prose or prose poems.

The Ekphrastic Review | considers long works, but are more likely to publish short ones.

flash & cinder | publishes flash fiction and poetry. ~#1

Highlights | various kids’ magazines with numerous opportunities.

Hobo Camp Review | regarding fiction: the shorter the better.

Jotters United | one short story, not too long. ~#30

Lily Poetry Review | interested in flash fiction. ~1/19

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

Pandemonium Press | various opportunities with small word counts.

The Spectacle | submissions for The Revue offers various opportunities for short pieces. ~#6

Terribly Tiny Tales | various categories and character counts, maxing out at 140 (characters, not words).

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

Unbroken Journal | 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. (They published one , two , three of my micros.)

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

Escarp | Twitter- and text-based stories. (They published my tweet) ~6/18 tweet

Molecule | 50 words or less.

Nanoism | 140 characters max. (paid)

Seedpod Publishing’s Twitter Fiction | 140 characters or less

Story Seed Vault | micro-fiction stories that are a maximum of 200 characters. (paid)

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100 or less

100 Word Story | one hundred. they also have a 100-word photo prompt.

101 Fiction | 1 word title, 100 word story.

A Story In 100 Words | the name is the word count. They published my story.

The Centifictionist | no more than 100 words.

Dark Moments | exactly 100 words (paid)

detritus | 100 words or less.

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

Dribble Drabble Review | exactly 50 or exactly 100.

Friday Flash Fiction | 100-word stories and longer stories. They published my story.

The Insignia Series | 100-word drabbles. (paid in copies)

Martian | exactly 100 words. (paid)

Microfiction Monday Magazine | 100 words or less, not including title. they published my story. ~12/17

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

Unstamatic | 100 words or less. (paid)

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

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250 or less

101 Words | exactly that amount + the published my story.

121 Words | this exact word count.

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

The Bangor Literary Journal | no longer than 200 words.

Boston Literary Magazine | word limit is 250.

dreams walking New2 | under 1 page (approx 250 words).

Eye Flash Poetry | fiction to 150 words, CNF to 200.

Flash Frontier | up to 250 words. ~12/17

Hoot | 150 words. (paid) but it’s complicated.

Linea | limit of 180 words.

Poems and Numbers | microfiction under 200 words. ~4/17

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

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500 or less

Arkana | 500 words or fewer. ~#5

Big Windows Review | no more than 500 words per prose piece.

BoomSpeak New2 | 400 words.

Broadsided Press | 300 words of prose or less.

Burningword Literary Journal | flash word count of 300-500, flash nonfiction to 300.

Cafe Aphra | up to 500 words for Flash Fiction Friday. they also published my story. ~11/18

Cheap Pop Lit | 500 words or less.

City. River. Tree. | 100-500 words. (paid)

DNA Magazine UK | CNF and prose up to 500 words. ~1\18

Escaped Ink | 500 words or fewer.

Every Writer | 500 words or less.

Fewer Than 500 | the title is the word count. They published my story. ~9/17

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

Flashback Fiction | up to 500 words.

Flash Flood | word limit is 500 words.

Flash Glass | under 500 words.

Folded Word | 500 words or less. (paid)

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

Gambling the Aisle | 300 words or fewer. ~7/18

Genre: Urban Arts | 500 words or fewer.

Grey Sparrow Journal | flash fiction of 300 words or less.

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

Headline Poetry & Press | micro fiction to 300, CNF to 500 words.

Horror Scribes | up to 300 words. ~11\18

little leo journal | up to 500 words. ~#1

The Local Train Magazine | word limit is 300. They published my flash fiction.

Man in the Street | flash (500 words or less) fiction/nonfiction.

Meow Meow Pow Pow | sweet spot between 150 and 300 words.

miCRo | 500 words maximum.

Microcosms | 300 words or fewer.

Moonchild Magazine | up to 500 words. ~5/18

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.

Nunum | max 500 words, no minimum, 300 works perfectly. (paid) They published my story.

Panoply | prose to 500 words or less.

Poppy Road Review | flash fiction no more than 500 words. ~11/18

Reflex Fiction | between 180 and 360 words. They published my story.

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.

Rue Scribe | 500 words or less.

Rune Bear Weekly |300 words or less.

Sonic Boom | upper word limit 500. ~#10

Sooth Swarm Journal | prefers pieces under 500 words.

Spelk | around 500 words, give or take.

splonk | up to 500 words.

The Squeaky Times | between 25 to 300 words. (paid)

Tidbits | 500 words. (paid if judged a winner)

Toho Journal | 500 words max.

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

Virtual 500 | do not exceed 500 words.

Visual Verse | 50 to 500 words based in their picture prompts. ~V6C3

We’Moon | Prose is limited to 350 words. (some are paid)

Whale Road Review | short prose under 500 words.

ZeroFlash | up to 300 words. And they published this story and this story.

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750 or less

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

Another New Calligraphy New2 | 3 pages (approx 750 words).

The Blue Pages | fiction to 500 words, nonfiction to 700

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

Celebrating Change | no longer than 750 words.

The Cryptonaturalist | 600 words or less.

diaphanous micro | 750 words.

Duppy Thursday | 750 words or less.

Every Day Genius | 750 words.

FEED New2 | no more than 750 words.

Fictive Dream | 200-750 words.

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

Foxglove Journal | up to 600 words.

Fri-SciFi | 750 words or less.

Frozen Wavelets | 750 words or less. (paid)

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)

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

Hey, I’m Alive | 3 pages max (approx 750 words) for fiction and non-fiction.

Icon | 750 words or less.

Inch | 750 for fiction, 700 for non-fiction. (paid with copies) ~#35

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)

Milk Candy Review | up to 750 words.

Mondays Are Murder | 750 words or less.

Moonpark Review | 750 word maximum, micros less than 200 words each. ~#4

Neon Mariposa Magazine | no more than 750 words. ~#1

Peach Velvet | 750 hard max.

Peregrine  | 750 words max. ~XXXII

Release Any Words Stuck Inside of You | 750 words or less.

Saint Paul Almanac | 650 words or less. (paid)

Shotgun Honey | 700 words.

skirt! magazine | essay submissions between 500 and 750 words. (paid)

SKR Online | pieces should be 250-750 words.

Sports & Justice | 750 words or less.

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

The Stray Branch | stories no longer than 2 1/2 pages (approx 650 words).

The Talking Stick | 750 fiction, 500 for CNF. (winners paid)

Terrible Twosdays | 750 words or less.

Thursdaze | 750 words or less.

Willow Springs | short prose under 750 words. (paid) ~#82

Writer Advice| 750 words.

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

*82 Review | up to 1,000 + other creative opportunities for your words. ~#6.4

A Neon Garden | up to 1,000 words.

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

AntipodeanSF | between 500 and 1,000 words. ~#235

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

Awakened Voices Blog | no longer than 1,000 words.

The Belladonna | lengths up to 800 words.

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

Bleached Butterfly | less than 1,000 words.

Brilliant Flash Fiction | 1,000 words or less. ~#19

Black Rabbit | 900 words or less for fiction, 250 or less for non-fiction. (paid) ~#6

Cavalcade of Stars | submissions up to 1,000 words.

Claw & Blossom | up to 1,000 words. (paid)

The Caterpillar  | no longer than 1,000 words.

Chagrin River Review | fiction up to 900 words or so. ~#11

Chronicle | hosts stories up to 1,000 words. ~9/18blog

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

Club Plum | no more than 800 words.

The Conium Review | their online publication is devotes to bite-sized writing, roughly 1,000 words or less. ~#7

The Daily Drunk New2 | no longer than 800 words.

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

Dying Dahlia | under 1, 000 words.

Eighteen Seventy | between 500 and 1,000 words.

El Chapo Review | word limit 1,000. (paid)

eno | less than 1,000 words.

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

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

fat cat magazine | below 1,000 words.

Fiction Kitchen Berlin | under 1,000 words.

Flame Tree Fiction Newsletter | strict range from 700-1,000 words. (paid)

Flash Fiction Magazine | 300 to 1,000 words. (paid if accepted for anthology)

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

Flora Fiction | 1,000 words.

Fudoki Magazine | up to 1,000 words.

Ghost Parachute | 1,000 words of less.

Havok | between 300 and 1,000 words long.

Hunnybee | limited to between 6 and 1,000 words.

IOLit Online | fiction & non, 4 pages max (approx 1,000 words). #V1

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

LOR | up to 1,000 words. (paid)

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

Loud Coffee Press | 99 to 1,000 words.

Love is Viral | articles no longer than 800 words.

(mac)ro(mic) | 1,000 words or less.

MacQueen’s Quinterly | 1,000 words max (except reviews, craft essays, and interviews @ 2,000).

Mad Swirl | do not exceed 1,000 words. And they published my story.

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

Mojave River Review | 1,000 words.

The Molotov Cocktail | under 1,000 words, although they prefer them in the range of 300-600. ~#9.12

Mom Egg Review | 850 words or fewer. ~3/18

mosh lit | under 1,000 is good.

Nature Futures | 850 to 950 words. (paid)

New Flash Fiction Review | word count 1,000 words. ~#15

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 Australian. ~#34

Perpetual Flash Fiction | 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.

Pigeonholes  | fiction and non to 1,000 words. ~#12

Plato’s Cave Online | should bot exceed 1,000 words.

Pockets | 600 to 1,000 words for readers between 6 and 12. ~1/19blank

Posit | 1,000 words or less. ~#19

post ghost press | 900 word micro chaps.

Pretty Owl Poetry | flash fiction should not exceed 1,000 words.

Pure Slush | 1,000 maximum.

The Pygmy Giant | UK flash fiction and non-fiction under 800 words. ~4/18

Qutub Minar Review | 1,000 words or less. ~V1#3

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

Rejection Letters New2 | 1,000 words or less.

Roadrunner Review | under 1,000 words. ~#1soon

Runcible Spoon | maximum length 1,000 words.

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

sea foam mag | 1,000 words or under.

Scum | under 1,000 words. (paid)

Sharkpack | up to 1,000 words. (paid) ~9/18

#thesideshow | 1,000 words or less

Silent Motorist Media | 1,000 words or shorter.

Sky Island Journal | flash fiction and creative nonfiction under 1,000 words.

Skylight 47 | between 500-700 words. (paid in copies)

Slackjaw | under 1,000 words.

Small Po[r]tions | up to 1,000 words. ~#8

Smarty Pants Magazine | up to 800 words. (paid)

SmokeLong Quarterly | up to 1,000 words. (paid)

Split Rock Review | no longer than 1,000 words in length. ~#11

Stereo Stories | Up to 800 words. The shorter the better.

Storyland | flash pieces up to 1,000 words. ~10/18

Tales From The Forest | no more than 1,000 words.

Threadcount | typically accepts work with fewer than 1,000 words. ~#10

The Tiny Journal | 1,000 words or less. ~#i

Throats to the sky | not to exceed 1,000 words.

Tiny Molecules | under 1,000 words.

Tiny Spoon New2 | 1,000 words max. (paid in copies)

Transfigured Lit | 1,000 or less.

Twenty-two Twenty-eight | word count 500—1000. (paid) They published my story.

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

Wax Seal | under 1,000 words.

Who Writes Short Shorts? | less than 1,000 words. ~11/18

Wigleaf | under 1,000 words.

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

WOW! Women on Writing | 250-750 words flash fiction, 200-1,000 word essays.

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine | word limit of 1,000 words. They published my story.

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after alexei | roughly 1,200 words.

After Hours | five page max (approx. 1,250 words of double-spaced manuscript). ~#36

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

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

Ampersand | 1,500 and lower wordcount limits.

The Anti-Languorous Project | lit mag and audio readings, maximum six pages (approx 1,500 words).

Apricity Press | six pages (approx 1,500 words).

Asterism | 1,500 words maximum.

Avatar Review | under 1,500 words. #AV20

bateau lit mag | flash 200-700 words, fiction or nonfiction to 1,500.

Belletrist Magazine Online | fiction up to 1,500 words. ~2108

Bending Genres | 1,000 fiction, 1,500 nonfiction. ~#5

Bi Women Quarterly | 1,500 words max.

Buddy | prose up to 5 pages (approx 1,250 words). ~#3

Butter | up to 5 pages of poetry and/or prose. (approx. 1,250 words)

Canary | essays/short stories of not more than 1,500 words.

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

The Chimes  | 1,500 word max. ~#103

Cloudthroat | no more than 1,500 words. ~#3

Compassion Anthology | 1,500 words or less.

Cotton Xenomorph | flash fiction to 1,500 words.

Critical Read | Different opportunities ranging from 800 to 1,200 words.

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

Deluge Journal | under 1,500 words. ~3.1

Dragon Poet Review | flash to 900 words, short stories to 1,500.

Dream Pop Journal | 6 pages (approx 1,500 words) maximum. ~fall2018

Dream Noir| don’t go over 5 pages (approx 1,250 words).

Dream of Shadows | maximum 1,500 words. (paid)

Dum Dum | max word count 1,500.

Elephants Never | CNF to 1,500, flash under 500 words.

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

Fiction Southeast | approximately 1,500 words or less.

The Fifth Estate | articles up to 1,200 words. ~#402

Flashbytes | 1,500 words or less.

Freshwater Literary Journal | prose up to 1,500 words total. ~2018

The Green Light | fiction and nonfiction 500-1,500 words.

The Harpoon Review | no longer than 1,100 words. ~Y4I39

Heirlock | 6 pages (approx 1,500 words). (paid)

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

I-70 Review | should not exceed 1,500 words.

inQluded | up to 1,500 words.

Journal of Latina Critical Feminism | prose to 1,500 words.

KYSO Flash | fiction up to 1,000 words and essays to 2,000. (paid in copies of their annual print anthology)

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

Lou Lit Review | up to 1,200 words.

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

Mannequin Haus | up to 5 pages (approx 1,250 words) of fiction. ~XII

Marías at Sampaguitas | 1,500 words.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency | absolute maximum of 1,200 words.

Millwork | 1,500 words or less. ~three

Minute Magazine  | 1,500 words max.

MORIA | 1,500 words or less. ~Fall2018

Motherwell | parenting stories in several categories, all under 1,200 words.

New Mexico Review | between 500 to 1,500 words. ~#8

Nightblock | up to 6 pages (approx 1,500 words).

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

Ofi Press Magazine | stories under 1,500 words.

Okay Donkey | up to 1,500 words.

Paterson Literary Review | under 1,500 words. ~#46

Placeholder Lit | up to 6 pages (approx 1,500 words).

PROEM | max 1,500 words.

RPD Society | flash to 750, short stories to 1,100. ~12/18

Red Rover Magazine New2 | 2-5 pages ( approx 500-1,250 words).

Refractions | 5 pages (approx 1,250 words).

Rejected Manuscripts | no more than 1,500 words.

Riggwelter | no more than 1,500 words. They published my story.

Rhythm & Bones | 1,500 words total.

The Scriblerus | no longer than 1,500 words.

Severine | No more than 1,500 words.

SICK | up to 1,500 words.

Sisyphus | prose of 750 to 1,500 words ~#5.4

So It Goes | 1,500 words max. Published by the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library.

Sonder Midwest | no more than 3-5 pages (approx 1,250 words)

Spartan | prose submissions of 1,500 words or less. (paid) ~winter2018

Strix | no more than 1,500 words. ~#5

Sublevel | limited to 1,500 words.

The Tau | up to 5 pages (approx 1,250 words). ~2018

Thalia | up to 1,500 words.

Thin Air Online | up to 1,500 words.

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

Train | up to 1,200 words.

The Trinity Review | maximum six pages (approx 1,500 words)

Tulpa Magazine | fiction to 1,500 words, articles 800-1,500.

Turtle Island Quarterly New2 | nonfiction to 6 pages (approx 1,500 words).

Two Drops of Ink | 1,000-1,500 word articles.

Uncomfortable Revolution | 500-1,500 words. (paid with gift voucher)

Understorey Magazine | keep submissions under 1,500 words. (paid) ~#14

[Untitled] | no more than 1,500 words. ~#8

Virtual Feature Fiction | do not exceed 1,500 words.

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

Visitant | limited to 1,500 words.

What Are Birds? | fiction/CNF: under 1,500 words.

Whole Terrain | web content, roughly 600-1,500 words in length. ~1/18

WINK | up to 1,200 words. (paid in copies) ~#5

Wohe Lit | fiction and essays under 1,500 words.

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

Word Fountain | no longer than 1,500 words. ~#15

WordWorks | under 1,200 words. (paid)

Write City Magazine | no longer than 1,500 words.

YR Online | The Yale Review’s “less formal prose,” up to about 1,500 words.

Zizzle | 500 to 1,200 word stories for children aged 9-13. (paid)

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1001 Journal | word length between 15 and 2,000 words.

A&U Magazine | no longer than 2,000 words.

Adanna | maximum 2,000 words. ~#8

Agony Opera | fiction up to 2,000 words and flash up to 700.

Alien Pub | under 2,000 words. ~6/18

all the sins | stories up to 2,000 words. ~#8

American Short Fiction | online stories under 2,000 words. (paid) ~#67

Anchor | up to 1,800 words.

The Antelope | 1,000-2,000 words. (paid)

Balloons Lit Journal | no more than 2,000 words. ~#8

Beechwood Review | word count: 5 to 500 for fiction, 5 to 2,000 non-fiction. ~7/18

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable | 2,000 words or fewer. (paid)

The Big Issue | between 850–1800 words. (paid)

Birdfeast | no more than 8 pages (approx 2,000 words).

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

Black Coffee & Vinyl | not to exceed 2,000 words. (selected work paid)

Blacklist Journal | maximum of 1,800 words. ~#III

Bluebird City | short stories 900-2,000 words.

Breadcrumbs | 2,000 word maximum.

Brittle Star | literary fiction up to 2,000 words. ~#42

Bumples | for ages 3-5: up to 800 words. for ages 6-10: 2,000 words. (paid) ~1/19

The Cafe Irreal | up to 2,000 words. (paid) ~#67

Carpe Bloom | 2,000 maximum.

Clover & White | max 2,000 words.

Coffee + Crumbs New2 | essays of 1,200-1,800 words. (paid)

dear damsels | accepts prose to 2,000 words.

The Disappointed Housewife | 2,000 words or less.

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

Dream Well | maximum length 2,000 words.

Eastern Iowa Review | fiction to 2,000 words (paid)

The Elixer Magazine | stories 300-2,000 words, 300-800 for articles and CNF.

Empty House Press up to 2,000 words.

ENBY | no stories longer than 2,000 words. (paid)

Enchanted Conversation | flash to 500 words, stories to 2,000. (paid)

Firewords | under 2,000 words.

FishFood Magazine | a maximum of 2,000 words.

Flatbush Review | maximum 2,000 words. ~#3

Frogmore Papers | 2,000 words is generally plenty.

GreenPrints Magazine | most pieces are under 2,000 words.

Grindstone Literary | up to 2,000 words.

Halcyon Days New2 | around 2,000 words for fiction.

Here Comes Everyone | max 2,000 words.

Hold the Line | no longer than 1,800 words. ~solidarity

Honey & Lime | up to 2,000 words.

I Want You To See This Before I Leave | under 2,000 words. ~1/18

Iceberg Tales | pieces exceeding 2,000 words are less likely to be accepted.

The Ideate Review | 2,000 words max. ~#2

Ink Drift | maximum word limit for a short story is 2,000. ~1/19connect

Ink Pantry | max 2,000 words.

Inquietudes | no more than 2,000 words.

Intrinsick | 2,000 words or less. They published my story.

Introspective Collective | longer than 10, but shorter than 1,700 words.

Kalopsia Lit New2 | up to 2,000 words.

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

Last Exit |<2,000 words.

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

Ligeia | 2,000 words.

The Liminal Residency | 500 to 2,000 words.

The Lincoln Review | up to 2,000 words.

Literary Orphans | anything up to 2,000. 1,500 is the sweet spot. ~#37

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

Loyalhanna Review | no longer than 1,800 words.

Lunate | under 2,000.

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

Marauder | 2,000 words max. ~4/30/18

Metonymn | up to 2,000 words.

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

Montana Mouthful | 2,000 words or less. ~V1 I3

Mumber Mag | <2000 words for prose. (paid)

NEWMAG | prose from 50 to 2,000 words.

The New Southern Fugitives | 2,000 fiction, 1,200 essay. (paid) ~V2I7

The Normal School Online Magazine | under 2,000 words.

Nothing Substantial | 2,000 words.

NYSAI | 2,000 words of prose. ~spring2018

Occulum | 2,000 words or less. ~2018#9

¡Pálante! | no more than 2,000 words.

Parentheses Journal | not more than 2,000 words.

Peacock Journal | 500 to 2,000 words.

PENning | no more than 2,000 words. ~12/18

Penultimate Peanut | 2,000 word count limit. ~12/18

Penumbra | max 2,000 words.

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

Pinkley Press | must not exceed 2,000 words.

Pivot | 300-2,000 words, flash fiction preferred ~6/18

Poached Hare | must not exceed 2,000 words or 1,500 for blog submissions. ~#2

Polyphony Lit | 1,800 words or less.

The Quilliad  | 500 words max for flash, under 2,000 for short stories. ~9/18

Raconteur | under 2,000 words. (paid)

Read More | between 250 and 2,000 words.

RETCON | maximum 2,000 words for fiction. (paid)

roam | up to 2,000 words.

Santa Fe Literary Review | word limit is 2,000. ~#13

School Lunch Zine | any form under 2,000 words.

The School Magazine | articles to 2,000, fiction 1,500.

Sci Phi Journal | no more than 2,000 words. (paid)

Scribble | fiction of 2,000 words or less. ~V1 I3

Sea to Sky Review | favors short prose under 2000 words. ~V1 I3

Short-Story Me | up to 2,000 words. ~12/9/18

Simlish Magazine | minimum 10, maximum 1,600.

Sincerely Magazine | limit of about 2,000 words. ~V7

Six Hens | limit your piece to 2,000 words (paid) ~#15

Sonder | no more than 2,000 words, 700 for flash.

South Broadway Ghost Society | 2,000 words or less.

Spy Kids Review | 2,000 words or less. ~#5

Statement Magazine | maximum 2,000 words.

subjectiv | maximum of 3,000 words.

Sugared Water | up to 2,000 words. ~#5

The Sunlight Press | essays 750-1,000 words, fiction under 2,000. (paid)

Tales from the Moonlit Path | no longer than 2,000 words. (paid)

|tap|lit mag | up to 2,000 words total. (paid) ~#4

tenderness lit | fiction and nonfiction of up to 1,750 words.

Timeless Tales | 2,000 words, but prefers under 1,500. (paid) ~#10

TL;DR Quarterly | 2,000 maximum. ~nope

Trinity Review | up to 8 pages (approx 2,000 words).

Truffle New2 | 2,000 max.

Turnpike Magazine | up to 2,000 words.

Typewriter Emergencies | max word count is 2,000 words. (paid) ~june2018

Underground Writers | 2,000 words. (paid) ~#25

Under the Gum Tree | creative nonfiction under 2,000 words. ~#30

Visible Ink | up to 2,000 words. (paid)

Wanderlust Journal | 2,000 max.

Waterwheel Review  | word limit is 1,602.

The WEIGHT Journal New2 | max 2,000 words.

The Were-Traveler | word counts for various categories of submissions, 100 to 2,000. ~#21

West Texas Literary Review | fiction to 1,000, nonfiction to 2,000.

We Were So Small| 2,000 words or fewer. ~#1tbd November

Wordgathering | 1,000 to 2,000 words. ~V12 I3

Word-o-Mat | under 2,000 words. ~#2

X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine | under 2,000 words.

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805 Lit + Art | max 2,500 words. ~#4-4

Acta Victoriana | limit 2,500 words.

The Airgonaut | no more than 2,500 words (though 1,000 words or less would hit us about right). ~3/18

American Writers Review | stories of 2,500 or fewer words.

AMP | up to 10 pages (approx 2,500 words). ~V3#1

A Velvet Giant | 10 pages, approx 2.500 words. ~#2

Bad Pony | up to 2,500 words. ~#5

Bitter Oleander | around the 2,500 mark. ~V24#2

Blood Bath Literary Zine | 100 to 2,500 words. (paid)

Blood Tree Literature | word count maximum: 2,500. ~#4

BlueHouse | up to 2,500 words.

Blue Marble Review | fiction and nonfiction up to 2,500 words. (paid) ~#12

The Blue Mountain Review | no more than 2,500 words.

Body Without Organs | maximum of 2,500 words. ~#6

Bone & Marrow | word limit is 2,500 words.

Borderlands | essays to 2,500 words. (paid in copies)

Bracken | up to 2,500 words. (paid) ~VI

Brave Voices Magazine | 10 pages or less (approx 2,500 words) ~#2

Bridge Eight | between 1,000 & 2,500 words in length. ~print#7

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

Burnt Pine | limited to 2,500 words. ~#4

c-c | 10 pages (approx 2,500 words).

Cascadia Rising | ten pages of prose (approx 2,500 words). They published my story.

Chaffey Review | prose entries are subject to a 10 page maximum (approx 2,500 words).

Cliterature Journal  | submit up to 10 pages (approx 2,500 words).

Confluence Magazine | 2,500 words max.

Corvid Queen | They generally publish pieces that are 1,000-2,500 words. (paid)

Dreamstreets | no more than 10 pages (approx 2,500 words). ~#59

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

Feathertale | no longer than 2,500 words.

Fictive Dream | between 500 and 2,500 words.

From Whispers to Roars | 2,500 words.

g a z e | up to 10 pages of prose (approx 2,500 words). (paid)

Glowworm | no more than 10 pages (approx 2,500 words).

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

Headstuff’s Fortnightly Fiction | no more than 2,500 words (under Literature section).

Healing Muse | 2,500 word max. ~#18

hellscape | 10 pages (approx 2,500 words). ~#2

Hobart | Fiction 2,000 words, nonfiction 2,500.

Hungry Chimera | word count under 2,500. ~#7

Infinite Rust | no more than 2,500 words. ~fall2018

Internet Void | under 2,500 words. ~VIII

Intima | fiction and nonfiction 2,500 words.

Invictus Quarterly | fiction 1,500-2,500 words. (paid)

JONAHmagazine | do not exceed 2,500 words. ~12/29/18

Kansas City Voices | 2,500 word limit. ~#14

Kanstellation Magazine | max 2,500 words. (paid)

La Scrittrice | 2,500 CNF, 500 flash, everything else up to 2,000.

Lemon Theory | 2,500 words, nonfiction only.

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

Literary Review | up to 2,500 words.

The Manhattanville Review | 5 to 10 pages (approx 1,250 to 2,500 words). ~2018fall

The Medley | 2,500 words maximum.

Meet Me At The Intersection | 2,500 words or less per story. ~2 stories

Metafore | maximum of 2,500 words.

Mizna | up to 2,500 words. ~#19.1

Murr-ma | 2,500 is our limit, but no need to use this as a target. ~#2

Muse /A Journal | sweet spot is 500-2,000 words for lyric essay. ~#8

Muse India | short fiction in the range of 2,000-2,500 words. ~#82

New Forum | maximum 2,500 words. (paid)

Nightingale & Sparrow | between 3 and 10 pages (approx 750-2,500 words.) ~#1

NōD Magazine | up to 10 pages of prose (approx 2,500 words). ~#23

Noir Nation | ideal length is 5-10 pages (approx 1,250 to 2,500 words). (paid)

Odet | maximum 2,500 words. ~#II

Off Assignment | several categories and word counts up to 2,500 words.

The Ogham Stone | must not exceed 2,500 words.

Passengers Journal New2 | 5 single-spaced pages (approx 2.500 words).

Penn Review | should not exceed 2,500 words in length. ~#51

Penny | between 500 and 2,500 words, some submission categories (paid) ~2/18

Polaris | up to 2,500 words.

Post | fiction & CNF 10 pages or fewer (approx 2,500 words).

POST(blank) | 10 pages (approx 2,500 words).

Progenitor | should not exceed 2,500 words. ~2018

Prometheus Dreaming | no longer than ten pages (approx 2,500 words).

Prompt Press | no longer than 10 pages (approx 2,500 words).

Queen’s Quarterly  | submissions over 2,500 words will not be considered. ~V125#4

Red Bird Pamphlets | 1,000-2,500 words. ~11/15/18

Remington Review | no more than 2,500 words.

Requited  | under 2,500 words, around 1,000 is preferred. ~#18

River and South Review | fiction or nonfiction pieces up to 2,500 words.

Round Table Literary Journal | under 2,500 words. (paid in copies)

The Rush | no more than 2,500 words. (paid)

Silver Needle Press | up to 2,500 words. (paid in copies)

Snapdragon Journal  | poetry and creative nonfiction up to 2,500 words. ~#4.4

Speculative Nonfiction | essays under 2,500 words.

Split Lip | between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Spontaneity | short stories under 2,500 words, flash fiction from 100 to 1,000. ~#13

Spry Literary Journal | word limits: flash 750, fiction or creative non-fiction 2,500. ~#11

street cake | experimental writing at around 2,500 words. ~#61

Suburban Review | fiction or CNF from 500 to 2,500 words. (paid) ~#12

Sum | 2,500 words (less than 2,000 preferred). ~#2

This Magazine | articles are generally 200-400 words, fiction to 2,500.

Thorn Literary Magazine New2 | up to 2,500 words.

Turbine | Kapohau | maximum of 2,500 words. ~12/12/18

Verandah | maximum of 2,500. ~#33

The Virginia Normal | fiction/nonfiction totaling no more than ten pages (approx 2,500 words). ~#4

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

Watershed Review | up to 2,500 words.

Weatherbeaten | 2,500-word limit for fiction and creative nonfiction. ~#2

West Texas Literary Review | flash up to 1,000, essays to 2,000. ~#7

Windmill (Online) | prefer in the range of 1,500-2,500 words for their online content. ~12/21/18

The Wire’s Dream | fiction to 1,500 CNF to 2,500 (paid) ~#4

Worlds Without Master | 2,500 words or less. (paid) ~#11

Write Ahead/The Future Looms | between 750 and 2,500 words. (paid) ~#2

Writer Shed Stories New2 | no more than 2,500 words. (paid)

Young Ravens Literary Review | should not exceed 10 pages in length (approx 2,500 words). ~#9

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404 Ink | 3,000 words.

580 Split | no more than 3,000 words. (paid)

AADOREE | prose under 3,000 words. ~#1

ActiveMuse | various opportunities up to 3,000 words.

The Adroit Journal | 3,000 words maximum. ~#27

AFREADA | no more than 3,000 words.

Aji Magazine | up to 12 pages (approx 3,000 words). ~#9

All Due Respect | 1,500 to 3,000 words. (paid)

Amsterdam Quarterly | no more than 3,000 words. ~AQ23

Aotearotica | no longer than 3000 words. (paid)

Apeiron Review | keep short stories and nonfiction to 3k or less.

Aptly | 2,000-3,000 words.

Ariel Chart | 3,000 words or less. The published my story.

Arkansan Review | anywhere from 25 to 3,000 words.

Back Patio Press | up to 3,000 words.

Bad Nudes | max 3,000 words.

Bindweed Magazine | prose up to 3,000 words.

Black Petals | 300 to 3,000 words preferred. ~#86

Black Telephone Magazine |3,000 (paid)

Blood & Bourbon | short fiction or non-fiction, 3,000 words or less. ~8/18

Bloodroot | up to 12 pages (approx 3,000 words).

The Blue Nib | 750 to 3,000 words. ~#36

The Blue Route | no more than 3000 words. (paid) ~#21

Blue Tiger Review | less than 3,000 words

Bodega | up to 3,000 words.

The Bookends Review  | up to 3,000 words.

Breath & Shadow | maximum of 3,000 words. (paid) ~V16#1

Briarpatch | 1,500 to 3,000 words. (paid)

Bright Wall/Dark Room | between 1,500-3,000 words.

The Broken City | must not exceed 3,000 words. ~#23

Broken Pencil | up to 3,000 words. (paid)

Bronzeville Bee | typical length is 2,500 to 3,000 words.

Brushfire | 3,000 words at most.

CafeLit | no more than 3,000 words. (paid) if published in their annual “The Best of” anthology.

Capsule Stories | under 3,000 words.

Cathartic New2 | youth literary magazine for pieces under 3,000 words.

Cirque Journal | 12 pages max (approx 3,000 words)

clavmag | under 3,000 words.

Cockroach Conservatory | no more than 3,000 words.

Cauldron Anthology | fiction 3,000 words, nonfiction 1,500-2,500.

Closed Eye Open | 3,000 words maximum.

Collective Unrest | no more than 3,000 words.

Common Ground Review | no more than 12 pages (approx 3,000 words). ~V19#2

Constellate Literary Journal | up to 3,000 words. ~#3

The Copperfield Review | no longer than 3,000 words in length. (paid) ~#18

Credo Espoir | 3,000 words max. ~#III

Crossways | maximum of 3,000 words. ~#5

Deep Wild Journal | about 3,000 words. (paid in copies)

Digging Through The Fat | 2,000 words prose, 3,000 words podcast.

Drafthorse | under 3,000 words

DREGINALD | short prose 3,000 words or less. ~#15

Dryland | 3,000 words maximum.

Dunes Review | up to 3,000 words. ~spring2018

Echolocation | 3,000 words.

The Establishment | stories to 1,500 words, interviews to 3,000. (paid)

Exoplanet Magazine | under 3,000 words. ~#2

The Fabulist | 3,000 words or less.

Fictional Café | 3,000 words or less.

Fiction Pool | up to 3,000 words.

Filthy Loot | <3k stories. (paid)

Fireside Magazine | up to 3,000 words. (paid)

Flypaper Magazine | fewer than 3,000 words. (paid)

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

Forbidden Peak Press | 3,000 words for prose and travel.

Fragmented Voices | blog submissions to 3,000 words.

Fourth & Sycamore | up to 3,000 words.

From Sac | up to 3,000 words.

Funicular Magazine | 3,000 words max. (paid)

GASHER | 500-3,000 words. ~winter2018

Gertrude | up to 3,000 words. ~#28

Gold Dust | maximum word count 3,000. ~#34

The Golden Key | under 3,000 words. (paid) ~#8

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

Grub Street Grackle | satire 1,800 words, fiction 3,000. (paid)

HCE Review | prose to 3,000 words. ~V3I1

Half Mystic Journal | keep all pieces under 3,000 words.

Headway | 3,000 words max. ~#3

The Helix | maximum of 3,000 words.

herizons | up to 3,000 words. ~fall2018

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

Hispanic Culture Review | essays 3,000 words, narratives 2,500.

The HitchLit Review | short prose up to 3,000 words. ~V2I2

Holum Press | essays and fiction between 500–3,000 words.

homology lit | 3,000ish for nonfiction, 1,000 for fiction.

HVTN Magazine | 3,000 words. ~#4.2

Hypertext Magazine | about 3,000 words.

Hypnopomp | between 100 to 3,000 words.

Inez Magazine | 3,000 words or less. ~twitter8/20/18

Inkspill Magazine | many submission categories, some (paid), all under 3,000 words. ~#8

The Interpreter’s House | under 3,000 words. ~#70

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

Jet Fuel Review | fiction and creative nonfiction pieces of 3,000 words or less. ~#16

The Lampeter Review | no more than 3,000 words in length. ~#16

Leopardskin & Limes | 0 to 3,000 words. ~11/15/18

Light and Dark | under 3,000 words. (paid)

Lilith | various categories, all under 3,000 words. ~winter18-19

Linden Avenue | 2,500 fiction, 3,000 nonfiction. ~#77

LitDrop | no more than 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. ~#1

losslit | flash: 500 max, short stories: 3,000 max, creative essays: 2,000 max. ~#9

Lowestoft Chronicle | 3,000 words. ~#36

Mangrove | 12 pages (approx 3,000 words). ~#11

Manzano Mountain Review | 3,000 words max. ~#3

Memoir Magazine | flash memoirs to 500 words, essays under 3,000.

Meniscus | up to 3,000 words. ~V6I2

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

Mojave Heart | 3,000 words per submission.

The Moth | preferably no longer than 3,000 words. ~#35

the museum of americana | up to 3,000 words. ~#16

The Nassau Review | from 100 to 3,000 words. (paid in copies)

New Delta Review | prefer stories around 3,000 words. ~#9.1

Nixes Mate Review | 3,000 for CNF, 2,000 short stories. ~#10

Nothing’s Sacred | 3,000 fiction, 2,000 articles. (paid) ~#4

The Nottingham Review | 100-3,000 words. ~#12

Oakwood Magazine | 3,000 words for prose.

Open Minds Quarterly | 3,000 words. (featured stories paid) ~fall2018

Oracle Fine Arts Review | no more than 3,000 words. ~2018

Oread Journal | no longer than 3,000 words.

Orson’s Review | 3,000 words.

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

Pandemic Publications New2 | word limit 3,000. (paid)

Parabola | various opportunities (rarely fiction) up to 3,000 words. (paid)

Paperbark | submissions up to 3,000 words. ~#01

Peach Mag | maximum of 3,000 words. ~season 3

The Pearl River Quarterly | 3,000 and lower wordcount limits. (paid)

Pine Hills Review | no more than 3,000 words.

Polar Borealis | 3,000 words or less.

Pomme Journal | between 600 and 3,000 words. (paid in copies and swag)

Ponder Review | 3,000 or less. ~#2.2

Popshot Quarterly | 100 to 3,000 words.

Porcupine Literary New2 | under 3,000 words.

Portage Magazine | up to 3,000 words. ~2018

Prachya Review | word limit is 3,000 for prose.

Projector Magazine | 3,000 words for fiction and nonfiction. ~9/1/18

pulp mouth | up to 3,000 words.

Pussy Magic | no more that 3,000 words. ~oct2018

r.kv.r.y. | 3,000 words or less. ~oct2018

The Raven Review | max 3,000 words.

Razor | up to 3,000 words. ~#4

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

Rigorous  | a maximum of 3,000 words. ~V3I1

Sad | various opportunities, none of which is over 3,000 words. ~#26

The SissyFuss | no more than 3,000 words.

Scrutiny Journal | between 500 and 3,000 words. (paid royalties) ~10/2/18

The Seventh Wave | up to 3,000 words. (paid) ~#9

Sheepshead Review | 3,000 words.

Shirley Magazine | 3,000 words max.

Silver Apples Magazine | maximum word count of 3,000. (paid) ~#9

Silver Stork | under 3,000 words. ~#III

Sin Fronteras Journal | up to 3,000 words. ~#22

Sponge | up to 3,000 words for NZ, AU and Pacific writers.

Stand Magazine | fiction under 3,000 words are preferred ~#211

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

Strange Stories | between 500 and 3,000 words, firm. ~v1#1

Structo | stories of up to approximately 3,000 words. (paid in copies) ~#18

Theme of Absence | 1,000 for flash, 3,000 for short stories. (paid) And they published my story.

Thimble Literary Magazine | 1,000 fiction, 3,000 essays. ~V1#3

Thin Air Magazine | prose up to 3,000 words.

Third Flatiron | stories between 1,500 and 3,000.

Tiny Flames Press | no more than 3,000 words.

Track//Four | up to 3,000 words. ~#2

Truancy | 1,000-3,000 words, no wiggle room. (paid)

Two Cities Review | no more than 3,000 words. ~#20

Under The Radar | maximum 2,500 to 3,000 words. ~#22

UnSung Literary Magazine | to 3,000 words. (paid)

Vaughan Street Doubles | under 3,000 words.

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

VIDA | up to 3,000 words.

Visions | from micro fictions to 3,000-word pieces. (paid)

Voices | flash fiction <750 words, short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words.

Voicecatcher | no more than 3,000 words. ~fall2018

Voiceworks | no more than 3,000 words. (paid)

Vox Viola | 3,000 words or less.

The Weekly Degree | up to 3,000 words.

Whatever Keeps The Lights On | 3,000 words.

The Wild Hunt | up to 3,000 words.

Wild Roof Journal | approx 3,000 words.

The Winnow Magazine | 12 pages (approx 3,000 words). ~winter2018

Winter Tangerine | prose submissions under 3,000 words. (paid) ~#4

Witch Craft Magazine | prose max 3,000, essays max 2,000. ~#5

Wordpeace | up to 3,000 words.

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

Writers and Readers’ Magazine | 3,000 words.

Wyrd & Wyse | submissions under 3,000 words. (paid) ~#4

yolk | 3,000 words.

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As You Were: The Military Review | 3,500 words or less.

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

Alpha Female Society | 3,500 fiction, 1,000 nonfiction.

Angelical Ravings | limit is 3,500 words.

Barzakh  | up to 3,500 words. ~spring2018

Bifrost | up to 3,500 words. ~#01

Black Horse Review | 1,000-3,000 for fiction, 900-3,500 nonfiction.

Blank Spaces | up to 3,500 words. ~dec2018

Blood and Thunder | must not exceed 3,500 words. (paid in copies)

The Boiler | pieces up to 3,500 words. ~#29

canthius | limit prose submissions to 3,500 words. (paid) ~#06

carte blanche | fiction and CNF to 3,500 words. (paid) ~#34

Conduit | up to 3,500 words. ~#28

Constellary Tales | 1,000 to 3,500 words in length. (paid) ~#2

Crab Creek Review | 3,500 for fiction, 2,000 nonfiction. ~fall2018

Deep South’s Southern Voice | less than 3,500 words.

Dodging the Rain | to 3,500, no minimum.

Exhume | 3,500 words of prose. ~#001

Existere | 3,500 word limit. ~V37I2

Gay Magazine | 1,200 to 3,500 words. (paid)

The Ghastling | no longer than 3,500 words. ~book7

Grain Magazine | fiction or non to a maximum of 3,500 words. (paid) ~#46.2

Gutter | prose up to 3,500 words. ~#18

Hairstreak Butterfly Review | short short fiction to 850, otherwise up to 3,500 words.

The Ilanot Review | 3,500 and lower word limits.

Inscape | no more than 3,500 words. ~2018

Inverted Syntax | maximum 3,500 words.

Jokes Review | up to 3,500 words. ~#6

New Writing Scotland | 3,500 words in total. ~#36

Ninth Letter | up to 3,500 words.

October Hill Magazine | 1,000 to 3,500 words.

pangyrus | prose between 600 and 3,500 words. (paid)

Potato Soup Journal | various opportunities up to 3,500 words.

Priestess & Hierophant | fiction up to 3,500 words.

Room Magazine  | up to 3,500 words. (paid) ~#42.1

saltfront | should not surpass 3,500 words. (paid in copies) ~#7

The Sandy River Review | maximum of 3,500 words, no minimum.

Sanskrit | maximum 3,500 words. ~2018

Selcouth Station | up to 3,500 words.

Soliloquies Anthology | max 3,500 words. ~23.1

Southern Quill | 3,500 words or fewer. ~067.2018

Spadina Literary Review | short fiction 600-3,200 words, memoir 1,200-2,400, essays 1,200-2,000. ~#29

Spitfire | no longer than 3,500 words. ~dec2018

Tears in the Fence | up to 3,500. ~#68

Third Point Press | up to 3,500 words. (paid) ~#9

The Timberline Review | 3,500 words. ~#8

unearthed | no more than 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

Volney Road Review | up to 3,500 words. (paid) ~V1#1

The Wayne Literary Review | maximum 3,500 words.

Westerly Magazine | maximum 3500 words. (paid) ~#63.2

West Marin Review | 3,500 words maximum. ~#8

The Wild Word | under 3,500 words. ~#35

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A-Minor | flash 100-1,000, prose 1,000-4,000. ~sept2008

About Place Journal | do not exceed 4,000 words. ~vV iII

The Albion Review | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

Alien Dimensions | 3,500 to 4,500 words. (paid)

Alien Magazine | 4,250 words max.

The Apple Valley Review | 100 to 4,000 words. ~V13#2

Astral Waters Review | 4,000 words.

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.

Backchannels | not more than 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

Bario Beat | under 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

Barren Magazine | 4,000 fiction, 3,000 CNF.

Barstow & Grand | up to 4,000 words.

Blue Earth Review | fiction up to 15 pages (approx 3,750), nonfiction to 3,000. ~#21

Blue River | to 4,000 words. ~#3.1

The Cabinet of Heed | to 4,000 words. ~#17

Call Me [___] | up to 4,000 words. ~v1i1

The Charleston Anvil | to 4,500 words. ~v4#2

Cheat River Review | up to 4,500 words for nonfiction, 3,500 for fiction. ~#11

Clackamas Literary Review | 4,000 words maximum. ~2018

Cleaver Magazine | 4,000 fiction, 3,000 nonfiction and essays. ~#24

The Columbia Review | fiction 4,000, flash 1,000.

CommuterLit | word count of 500 to 4,000. They published my story.

Cutthroat| 4,000 word limit.

Defenestration | fiction no more than 4,000 words, nonfiction 2,000.

Denver Quarterly | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words). ~v52#3

District Lit | rarely publish pieces over 4,000 words. ~4/18

Doubleback Review | up to 4,000 words.

Doubly Mad | limit 4,000 words. (paid)

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

Dreamers | 15 to 4,000 words. (paid) ~#1

Driftwood Press | 100-4,000 words. ~#6.1

The Duck Lake Journal | 15 pages or approx. 3,750 words.

EconoClash Review | between 1,500 and 4,500 words. (paid) ~#3

Edify Fiction  | prose should be 4,000 words or less. ~v2i7

Electric Literature | various opportunities from 1,500–4,000 words. (paid)

El Portal | up to 4,000 words. ~v76#2

Embark| the opening of your novel: minimum 2,500 words, maximum 4,000. ~#7

Everything in Aspic | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

Extra Teeth | between 800 and 4,000 words. (paid)

The Free Bundle Magazine | 1,000-4,000 words.

Freefall | up to 4,000 words. (paid)

Free State Review | 500-4,000 words.

Funny Pearls | short story 4,000, stories about life 2,000.

The Gateway Review | no more than 4,000 words, no less than 1,000. ~v5#1

Glass Mountain | 12 pages of fiction (approx 3,750 words).

Great Ape | no longer than 4,000 words.

The Green Silk Journal | if your piece is over 4,000 words, it had better be good.

Hawai`i Pacific Review | 4,000 words max.

Heart of Flesh | 700 flash, 4,000 fiction and nonfiction.

Hippocampus Magazine | 4,000 words max. ~#92

The Hopper | 4,000 fiction and nonfiction. ~#III

The Horror Zine | between 1,900 words to 4,000 words.

Hotel | 4,000 words of prose. ~#5

The Huddle Book New2 | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

Identity Theory | not longer than 4,000 words.

Imitation Fruit Literary Journal | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

Impspired | no longer than 4,000 words

Inklette | 4,000 words, fiction and non. ~#VII

Invisible City New2 | under 3,000 preferred, but will read up to 4,000 words.

Iron City Magazine | 4,000 words. ~#3

Iron Faerie Publishing | 4,000 words + other wordcount opportunities.

Jam & Sand | 1,000 flash, 4,000 prose.

Jersey Devil Press | less than 4,200 words. ~#103

Killens Review | most submissions are between 2,000-4,000 words.

Kudzu Review | not to exceed 15 pages (approx 3,750 words). ~fall2018

LandLocked | 4,000 words or less. ~#0

Laurel Magazine | 4,000-word limit.

Liminal | should not exceed 4,000 words.

The Los Angeles Review | up to 4,000 words. ~#22

Lucent Dreaming | 1,500-4,000 words.

Manqué | 4,500 nonfiction, 2,000 fiction.

Mary | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words). (paid) ~winter 2008

Mason Street | various opportunities of fewer than 4,000 words.

Meanjin Quarterly | if you’re Australian, if it’s under 4,000 words.

The Mighty Line | 4,000 words or less. (paid) ~#3

the mystic blue review | max word count 2,000 words. ~#5

minor literature[s] | prefers pieces up to 4,000 words.

Monologging | no more than 4,000 words. ~summer’18

Mystic Illuminations | 4,000 words or less. ~#3

Nailed | should not exceed 4,000 words

New Short Stories | word range 1,500 to 4,500. ~12/28/18

Noctua Review | up to 4,000 words. ~vXI

Oakland Arts Review | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

Ocotillo Review | 4,200 word limit. (paid) ~#3.1

The Offbeat | limited to 4,000 words. ~#18

Ombak | short fiction up to 4,000 words. (paid) ~#1

Open Pen | up to 4,000 words.

Oregon Humanities | between 1,500 and 4,000 words. ~f/w2018

Ornery Quarterly | minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 4,000. ~#7

The Other Stories | 4,000 words or less than 20 minutes to read.

Out of Print | between 1,000 and 4,000 words. ~#32

Panel Magazine | up to 4,000 words. ~#2

Passager Journal | up to 4,000 words of prose. ~#66

The Passed Note | under 4,000 words. (paid)

Phoebe Journal  | up to 4,000 words. (paid in print editions) ~#48.1

pigeon pages | 4,000 words or less.

Please See Me | up to 4,000 words in length.

Plot Number Two | fiction 300-4,000 words, nonfiction to 1,500. ~#2

Poetry Porch | essays 300 to 4,000 words in length.

Porridge | up to 4,000 words.

Portland Metrozine | 4K maximum.

Rathalla Review | fiction to 4,000 words, CNF to 3,500. ~fall2018

Rougarou | no more than 4,000 words.

Rune Bear Quarterly | under 4,000 words.

Sabr Literary Magazine | flash fiction essays and articles 1,000 words, short stories 2,000-4,5000.

Scrivener Creative Review | fiction 4,000 words. ~#43

The Selkie | 4,000 words.

Shards| 12 pages of fiction (approx 3,750 words).

Shift | prose under 4,000 words. ~12/10/18

The Shoutflower New2 | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words).

The Sierra Nevada Review | should not exceed 4,000 words. ~2018

Sirius Science Fiction | between 1,000 and 4,000 words.

So To Speak | not exceeding 4,000 words.

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

Spittoon | less than 4,000 words. ~#4

Stain’d Magazine | should not exceed 4,000 words.

Steam Ticket | 4,000 words maximum. ~#21

Stormdance Publications | 3,000 to 4,000 words. (paid royalties)

Sub-Saharan Magazine | up to 4,000 words.

subTerrain | 3,000 for fiction, 4,000 for nonfiction. (paid) ~#53

Sundog Lit | 4,000 nonfiction or 3,000 fiction.

Superstition Review | fiction or nonfiction to 4,000 words. ~#22

Switchback | no more than 4,500 words prefers 3,500. ~2018v6

Switchblade | 2,000 to 4,500 words. (paid) ~#8

Talking River| no more than 4,000 words.

Tall Tale TV | 4,000ish word limit.

Three Crows Magazine | 1,000 to 4,000 words. (paid) ~#2

Thriller Magazine | up to 4,000 words.

Timber | 4,000 words of prose. ~#9.1

TSS Publishing | stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words (paid)

Tupelo Quarterly | no more than 15 pages (approx 3,750 words). ~#14

Twisted Vine | up to 4,000 words.

Up North Lit | fiction and nonfiction submissions up to 4,000 words. ~fall2018

Vinyl | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words) limit for prose, 1,500-2,000 for essay.

Walloon Writers Review | 4,000 words maximum. ~#4

Watch Your Head | up to 4,000 words.

Wellington Street Review | 4,000 for features, 3,500 for CNF and 3,000 for prose.

Windhover | Works longer than 4,000 words are not ordinarily considered. ~#23.1

Words for the Wild | maximum of 3,600 words.

Wyvern Lit | fiction up to 4,000 words. ~autumn2018

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