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, 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. Please send an email if you find journals on the Short List to be defunct.

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Degenerate Literature  | poetry and flash fiction. ~#16

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.

The Flash Reads | collaboration platform and publisher of flash fiction. (paid) ~12/17

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

Jotters United | one short story, not too long. ~#28

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

One Person’s Trash | due to spatial constraints, brevity is appreciated. ~11/17

Pandemonium Press new | various opportunities with small word counts.

The Spectacle | submissions for The Revue offers various opportunities for short pieces. ~#4

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 this story of mine. And this one.)

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 200 characters. (paid)

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100 or less

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. ~11/17

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

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

Drabblez Magazine | 100-word submission limit. ~12/17

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

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

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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250 or less

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

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

Highlights’ High Five | 170 words or less.

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

Night Garden Journal | no longer than 250 words.

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

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

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500 or less

Antimatter Magazine | up to 500 words. (paid) ~10/17

Broadsided Press | 300 words of prose or less. (reading fee) ~11/17

Burningword Literary Journal | flash word count of 300-500, flash nonfiction to 300. (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. ~9/17

Filipino Fiction | each story (including the title) must not exceed 360 words. ~11/17

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

Flashback Fiction | up to 500 words.

Folded Word | 500 words or less. (paid)

The Fourth River |no more than 500 words of prose for their Tributaries showcase. ~10/17

Funny in Five Hundred | funny, it’s 500 words or less. ~10/17

Gambling the Aisle | 300 words or fewer.

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

Horror Scribes | up to 300 words.

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

miCRo | 500 words maximum.

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.

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

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.

Sonic Boom | upper word limit 500. ~#10

Sooth Swarm Journal | prefers pieces under 500 words.

Spelk | around 500 words, give or take.

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. ~#5.4

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

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)

Calamus Journal | 700 words maximum.

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)

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)

Long Exposure Magazine | 700 words or less. ~#4

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

Peach Velvet | 750 hard max.

Shotgun Honey | 700 words.

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

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

Willow Springs | short prose under 750 words. (paid) and (reading fee). ~#81

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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. ~#5.4

The Absurdist | 250-1,000 words per piece. ~#004

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. ~7/17

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

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

Arsenika | up to 1,000 words. (paid)

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) ~#2

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

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

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

Culture Cargo Cult | an upper limit of 1,000 words.

The Caterpillar  | no longer than 1,000 words.

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

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. ~#6

Cotton Xenomorph | flash fiction between 400 and 1000 words.

Daphne Magazine | flash or micro-fiction only, 700 words or less; CNF 1,000 words or less. ~#4

DECASP | bite-sized chunks of humor, from one-liners to 800-ish word short stories. ~#16

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

Dread new | up to 1,000 words. (paid)

Dying Dahlia | under 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.

Fictional Pairings | 200 to 1,000 words. (paid) And they published my story.

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

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

formercactus | under 1,000 words. ~#5

Freeze Frame Fiction | up to 1,000 words. (paid) ~q12

Funicular Magazine new | shirt fiction under 1,000 words. (paid)

Ghost Parachute | 1,000 words of less.

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

The Higgs Weldon | 1,000 words or fewer.

Houseguest | limit submissions to 1,000 words. ~#9

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

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

K. Ferrin | flash fiction 500, articles 500-1,000. (paid) ~#0

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. And they published my story.

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. ~#7.21

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. ~#10

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. ~#32

Peril | limit of 1,000 words. (paid) if you’re Australian. ~#29

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.

Posit new | 1,000 words or less.

Postcard Poems and Prose | up to 1,000 words.

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

The Pygmy Giant | UK flash fiction and non-fiction under 800 words. ~11/17

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

Runcible Spoon | maximum length 1,000 words.

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

Scum | under 1,000 words. (paid)

#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. ~#4

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

Split Rock Review | no longer than 1,000 words in length. ~#9

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

Storyland | flash pieces up to 1,000 words.

Story Shack | 1,000 words or less.

Threadcount | typically accepts work with fewer than 1,000 words. ~#8

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

Twenty-two Twenty-eight | word count 500—1000. (paid)

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

The Vignette Review | 300 to 900 words. ~#11.3

Wax Seal | under 1,000 words.

Who Writes Short Shorts? new | less than 1,000 words.

Wig Leaf | under 1,000 words.

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

The Writers’ Cafe Magazine | word limit of 1,000 words.

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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.

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

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

Bi Women Quarterly | 1,500 words max.

Canary | essays/short stories of not more than 1500 words.

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

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

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

Cloudthroat | no more than 1,500 words.

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

Critical Read | Different opportunities ranging from 500 to 1,200 words. Some categories have a (reading fee).

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)

The Fifth Estate | up to 1,200 words.

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. ~6/17

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

The Halcyone | under 1,500 words. (paid + reading fee)

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.

Local Nomad | Flash fiction to 150 words, short-short fiction to 1,000 and non-fiction to 1,500.

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.

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

Minute Magazine  | 1,500 words max.

Moledro Magazine  | limit to 1,500 words. ~8/17

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

MORIA new | 1,500 words or less.

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

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

Okey-Panky | under 1,500 words. (paid) ~2/18

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

RPD Society | flash to 750, short stories to 1,100. ~2/18

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 | 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)

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

Spectrum Lit | 1,500 words, no exceptions. (paid) ~10/17

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

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

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

Tulpa Magazine | fiction to 1,000 words, articles 800-1,500.

Typewriters and Salve | 2,000 words or less.

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

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

Visitant | limited to 1,500 words.

WINK | word count: 1,200 about writing, 1,000 short stories. (paid in copies)

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

WordWorks | between 400 and 1,500 words for fiction and creative non-fiction. (paid)

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

Alien Pub new | under 2,000 words.

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

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

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

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

Before After/Godwink | up to 2,000 words.

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

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

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.

Blanket Sea | word count 2,000 but the sweet spot is 500-1,000.

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

The Cabinet of Heed | 2,000 words approx max, no minimum.

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

Carpe Bloom | 2,000 maximum on prose. ~#3^2up

The Cerurove | 200 to 1,800 words long.

Chicago Literati | 200 to 2,000. ~12/17

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

Dame | generally 800 to 2,000 words.

dear damsels | accepts prose to 2,000 words.

Digging Through The Fat | 2,000 words max.

The Disappointed Housewife | 2,000 words or less.

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

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

Factor Four Magazine | up to 2,000 words, the sweet spot at 500-1,500. (paid)

Firewords | under 2,000 words.

FishFood Magazine | a maximum of 2,000 words.

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.

Iota Magazine | submissions may range between 500 and 2,000 words.

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

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

Marauder | 2,000 words max.

Mistress | should not exceed 2,000 words.

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

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

Ofi Press Magazine | stories under 2,000 words.

The Pale Leaves | 1,000 to 2,000 words in length. (paid)

Parentheses Journal | not more than 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 | 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.

Rag Queen Periodical | works must be no longer than 2,000 words.

Rambutan | submissions under 2,000 words.

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

Scottish PEN | no more than 2,000 words.

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

The Sigh Press new | 2,000 words + other opportunities for lesser word counts.

Sincerely Magazine | limit of about 2,000 words.

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

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

Spy Kids Review | 2,000 words or less.

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

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

|tap|lit mag | up to 2,000 words total.

tenderness, yea | fiction and nonfiction of up to 2,000 words. ~1/18

TUCK | 800-2400 words.

Underground Writers | 2,000 words. (paid)

Vagabonds | 2,000 words max, no min. ~8/17

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

Wanderlust Journal | 2,000 max. (reading fee)

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.

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

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1932 Quarterly | no more than 10 pages in length (approx 2,500 words).

805 Lit + Art | max 2,500 words.

Acta Victoriana new | limit 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.

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

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

Body Without Organs | maximum of 2,500 words.

Bracken | up to 2,500 words. (paid)

Bridge Eight | between 1,000 & 2,500 words in length.

Bright Sleep Magazine | fiction 25-2,500 words. (reading fee) ~3/17

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

Cicatrix | up to 2,500 words.

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

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

Endpain | stories between 1,000-2,500 words.

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.

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

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.

Hungry Chimera | word count under 2,500.

Intersection Stories | 2,500 words or less per story. ~11/17

JONAHmagazine | do not exceed 2,500 words.

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

mandatory assembly | short story or essay up to 2,500 words, flash fiction to 650.

Man in the Street | flash fiction no more than 10 pages in length (approx 2,500 words).

Mizna | up to 2,500 words. ~#18.1

Moonglasses Magazine | up to 2,500 words.

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

Muse /A Journal | sweet spot is 500-2,000 words for lyric essay. (reading fee) ~9/17

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

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

Odet | maximum 2,500 words.

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

Penny | between 500 and 2,500 words, some submission categories (paid) ~10/17

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. ~#17

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

Short Fiction Break | no more 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)

Verandah new | maximum of 2,500. (reading fee)

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)

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

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) ~#11

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<3,000

AADOREE | prose under 3,000 words.

The Adroit Journal | 3,000 words maximum.

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

Amsterdam Quarterly new | no more than 3,000 words.

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

Bindweed Magazine | prose up to 3,000 words.

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

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.

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

Cockroach Conservatory new | no more than 3,000 words.

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

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

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

The Copperfield Review | no longer than 3000 words in length. (paid)

Credo Espoir new | 3,000 words max.

Crossways | maximum of 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)

Eyedrum Periodically new | no more than 3,000 total words.

Fictional Café | 3,000 words or less.

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. ~7/17

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. ~5/17

Hotel | 3,000 words of prose.

Hypnopomp | between 100 to 3,000 words.

Iceview Magazine | between 500 and 3,000 words.

Indiana Voice Journal new | up to 3,000 words.

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.

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

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.

Malevolent Soap | between 50 and 3,000 words. ~10/17

Manzano Mountain Review | 3,000 words max.

Memoir Magazine | flash memoirs to 500 words, essays under 3,000. (reading fee)

Meniscus | up to 3,000 words.

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

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

MUSH/MUM | up to 3,000 words.

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

The New Southern Fugitives | up to 3,000 words. (paid)

Nixes Mate Review new | 3,000 for essays, 2,000 short stories.

Nothing’s Sacred | horror in 3,000 words or less. (paid)

The Nottingham Review | 100-3,000 words.

Number Eleven | flash to 800, short stories to 3,000. ~7/17

Oakwood Magazine | 3,000 words for prose.

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)

Paperbark | submissions up to 3000 word.

Ponder Review | 3,000 or less.

Popshot Magazine | 100 to 3,000 words.

Projector Magazine | 3,000 words for fiction and nonfiction. (reading fee) ~#1

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.

Sanguine Press | Short stories for online e-zine 3,000 words or less. (paid)

Scaffolding Magazine  | 3,000 words or less. (paid royalties) ~#1

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

Sin Fronteras Journal new | up to 3,000 words.

Skald’s Circle  | short fiction with up to 3,000 words. ~7/17

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. ~7/17

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.

Theme of Absence | 1,000 for flash, 3,000 for short stories. (paid)

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.

Track//Four | up to 3000 words.

Turn to Ash | up to 3,000, but shorter is better. (paid) ~9/17

Twisted Sister Lit Mag | up to 3,000 words for stories, but likes flash fiction to top out at 600. ~8/17

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. ~10/17

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

Wiki Lit | prefers work under 3,000 words.

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

Witch Craft Magazine | prose max 3,000, essays max 2,000. ~7/17

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

York Literary Review | no more than 3,000 words. ~YLR2017

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3 Elements | fiction or nonfiction to 3,500 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.

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

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 | up to 3,500 words.

New Writing Scotland | 3,500 words in total.

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

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

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)

Westerly Magazine | maximum 3500 words. (paid)

The Wild Word | under 3,500 words.

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

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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.

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.

Bifrost | up to 4,000 words. ~#01

CEO new | up to 4,000 words.

Cleaver Magazine | 4,000 fiction, 3,000 nonfiction

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. ~12/17

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

Doppelgänger | 4,000 words, between 1,500-2,500 is ideal. ~6/17

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. ~#5.1

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

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

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

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

Fiction Vortex | the maximum is 4,000 words. (paid, but it’s complicated) ~8/17

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

Gigantic Sequins | 3,500 fiction, 4,000 nonfiction.

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

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

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 Hopper | 4,000 fiction and nonfiction.

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

Identity Theory | not longer than 4,000 words. ~10/17

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

Iron City Magazine | 4,000 words.

Jersey Devil Press | less than 4,200 words.

Likely Red  | under 4,000 words. (paid) ~11/17

The Los Angeles Review new | up to 4,000 words. (reading fee)

Lunaris Review new | up to 4,000 words.

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

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

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

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

The Offbeat | limited to 4,000 words. (reading fee). ~#17

Open Pen | between 50 and 4,000 words. ~#20

Oregon Humanities | between 1,500 and 4,000 word.

Out of Print | between 1,000 and 4,000 words. ~#28

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

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

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

pigeon pages | 4,000 words or less.

Plot Number Two | fiction to 4,000, nonfiction to 1,500.

Poetry Porch | essays 300 to 4000 words in length.

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.

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

subTerrain new | 3,000 for fiction, 4,000 for nonfiction. (paid)

Superstition Review | fiction or nonfiction to 4,000 words. ~#20

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

Thrice Fiction Magazine new | up to 4,000 words.

Timber | 4,000 words of prose.

Vinyl | 15 pages (approx 3,750 words) limit for prose, 2,000 for essay. ~11/17

The Weird Reader new | no longer than 4,500 words.

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