The Short List

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When searching for places to submit shorter works, word count is key. This compilation lists journals that publish prose under 5,000 words. Some are (paid) markets, but that’s about as much detail we provide besides the link. Why? It’s always wise to check the publications’ guidelines for details such as genre or theme preferences, fees and submission windows. Most contests come and go, so they are not listed here. Please send an email if you find journals on the Short List to be defunct. Now, go get published!

New2 > 27 more added 12/30/20

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Black Hare Press | various opportunities, various word counts.

The Brasilia Review |no word limit, but shortish. ~#26

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.

Highlights | various kids’ magazines with numerous opportunities.

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

Jotters United | one short story, not too long. ~#30×2

Lily Poetry Review | interested in flash fiction. ~#4

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

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

Terribly Tiny Tales | various categories and character counts, now available on their app.

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

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50 or less

50 Give or Take New2 | 50 words 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.

microverses | 280 characters or under.

Molecule | 50 words or less. #3

Nanoism | 140 characters max. (paid)

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100 or less

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

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

Battery Pack | 75 words or fewer. ~IV

The Centifictionist | no more than 100 words.

Dark Moments | exactly 100 words (paid)

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

Dribble Drabble Review | exactly 50 or exactly 100. #Issue1

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) ~12/18

Microfiction Monday Magazine | 100 words or less, not including title. they published my story. ~10/20

SPEC*U*LA*TIVE 66 | 66 words, no more, no less (not including title). ~#20

Unstamatic | 100 words or less. (paid)

Versification New2 | misfit micros under 100 words.

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.

The Bangor Literary Journal | no longer than 200 words. #12

Boston Literary Magazine | word limit is 250.

dreams walking | under 1 page (approx 250 words). They published my story.

Flash Frontier | up to 250 words. ~9/20

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

Linea | limit of 180 words.

Stinger Stories | 300 words or less.

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

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500 or less

As Loud As It’s Kept | no more than 500 words.

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

BoomSpeak | 400 words.

Broadsided Press | 300 words of prose or less.

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

Burnt Breakfast | 400 words max.

Cheap Pop Lit | 500 words or less.

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

Dually Noted | 500 words.

Eastern Iowa Review | various opportunities including flash fiction to 500 words. (paid)

Escaped Ink | 500 words or fewer. ~V1 10/19

Every Writer | 500 words or less.

Fewer Than 500 | the title is the word count. They published my story. ~10/20

Flash, the international short story magazine | up to 360 words. ~V11#2

Flashback Fiction | up to 500 words.

Flash Flood | word limit is 500 words. ~6/20

Flash Glass | under 500 words.

Folded Word | 500 words or less. (paid) ~7/19

Free Flash Fiction | within 500 words.

Grey Sparrow Journal | flash fiction of 300 words or less. They published my story.

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

Howling Mad Review | 500 word max.

JMWW | 500 word flash fiction + longer essays

The Lit Mug | hard word limit of 500 words. ~TBA

Little Somethings Press | flash up to 300 words. ~#2

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

miCRo | 500 words maximum.

Microcosms | 300 words or fewer. ~10/19

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.

Palindromedary | palindromes between 2-500 words. (paid)

Paranoid Tree | 400 words. (paid)

PROEM | 2 pages (approx 500 words) or less.

Réapparition  | less than 2 pages (approx 500 words). #1

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. ~#140

A Room of Her Own | up to 500 words.

Rue Scribe | 500 words or less.

Rune Bear Weekly |300 words or less.

Serotonin | under 500 words. (paid)

Sooth Swarm Journal | prefers pieces under 500 words.~#vi

Spelk | around 500 words, give or take.

splonk | up to 500 words. ~#4

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

SQuID | 500-word articles.

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

Tiny Essays | between 250-500 words. ~12/19

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. ~7/19

Visual Verse | 50 to 500 words based in their picture prompts. ~V8C1

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 two of my stories.

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750 or less

*82 Review | up to 750 ~#8.3

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

433 | nonfiction and poetry up to 750 words.

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

The Blue Pages | fiction to 500 words, nonfiction to 700. ~2/20

Brevity | non-fiction only, 750 words or less. (paid) ~#65

Briefly Write | stories between 6 and 600 words. They published my story.

The Cryptonaturalist | 600 words or less.

diaphanous micro | 750 words.

Die Leere Mitte | to 600 words.

Duppy Thursday | 750 words or less. ~7/20

FEED | no more than 750 words. ~1.31

Fictive Dream | 200-750 words.

Foxglove Journal | up to 600 words.

Fri-SciFi | 750 words or less. ~5/20

Frozen Wavelets | 750 words or less. (paid)

Full House Literary Magazine | prose up to 750 words. ~#1

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)

Greener Pastures | humor pieces in 100–700 words.

Hey, I’m Alive | 3 pages max (approx 750 words) for prose. ~#4

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

Milk Candy Review | up to 750 words.

Moonpark Review | 750 word max, micros less than 200 words each. ~#13

Peach Velvet | 750 hard max. ~summer ’20

Pensive Stories | maximum 600 words.

The Phoenix Soul | prose: maximum word count 750.

Publishing Genius | 750 words. ~8/20

The Racket | no more than 750. ~#30

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

Rough Cut Press | limited to 650 words.

Shotgun Honey | 700 words.

Sip Cup | limited to 750 words. ~#6

SKR Online | pieces should be 250-750 words.

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

Suddenly, and Without Warning | 600 or less words.

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

We Are Teachers | blog posts 500-700 words.

Willow Springs | short prose under 750 words. (paid) ~#Spring2020

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A Neon Garden | up to 1,000 words. ~#8

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

AntipodeanSF | between 500 and 1,000 words. ~#267

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

Artists & Climate Change | essays with about 1,000 words.

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

The Belladonna | lengths up to 800 words.

Biological Creatures | 1,000 words of prose.

Brilliant Flash Fiction | 1,000 words or less. ~#27

BOMBFIRE | less than 1,000 words.

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

Claw & Blossom | up to 1,000 words. (paid) ~#6

The Caterpillar  | no longer than 1,000 words. ~#31

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. ~V1#4

The Conium Review | their online publication is devotes to bite-sized writing, roughly 1,000 words or less. ~#8

The Daily Drunk | no longer than 800 words.

Door = Jar (Door is a Jar) | fiction and nonfiction should not exceed 1,000 words. ~#17

Dwelling Literary | prose to 1,000 words.

El Chapo Review | word limit 1,000. (paid) ~#2

Embody New2 | Maine Review publishes nonfiction prose to 1,000 words.

Eureka Street | articles to 800 words, prose to 1,000. (paid)

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

fat cat magazine | below 1,000 words. ~#4

Fiction Kitchen Berlin | under 1,000 words. ~#1

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)

Flash Point SF | from 100 to 1,000 words. (paid) ~1/1/21

Flora Fiction | 1,000 words. ~V1#3

Fudoki Magazine | up to 1,000 words.

Ghost Parachute | 1,000 words of less.

Harvest International | 1,000 essays 500 short fiction.

Havok | between 300 and 1,000 words long.

Humana Obscura | 1,000 words maximum. ~#1

If There’s Anyone Left | no more than 1,000 words. (paid)

IOLit Online | fiction & non, 4 pages max (approx 1,000 words). #V2

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

Lockdown BabyBabble | CNF to 1,000, fiction to 500.

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. ~V1#4

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

MacQueen’s Quinterly | 1,000 words max (except reviews, craft essays, and interviews @ 2,000). ~#5

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) ~11/20

The Molotov Cocktail | under 1,000 words, although they prefer them in the range of 300-600. ~#11.8

Mom Egg Review | 850 words or fewer. ~#18

mosh lit | under 1,000 is good.

The MUSE | prose 700-1,000 words. ~#10

New Flash Fiction Review | word count 1,000 words. ~#22

Nine Cloud Journal | 1K words or less. ~#1

No Contact | under 1,000 words. ~#14

nurture New2 | 1,000 words or fewer.

Paper Butterfly | 1,000 or less. (paid)

Parhelion | fiction, flash, & nonfiction to 1,000 words.

Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine | also publishes flash up to 1,000 words. ~#38

Peril | limit of 1,000 words. (paid) if you’re Australian. ~#42

Pigeonholes | fiction and non to 1,000 words. ~dispatches 12/20

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

Posit | 1,000 words or less. ~#25

Pretty Owl Poetry | flash fiction should not exceed 1,000 words. ~#27

Pure Slush | 1,000 maximum. ~V2

Red Alder Review | < 300 words (micro), < 1000 words (flash).

Rejected McSweeney’s Lists | 1,000 words considered, 500 words ideal. ~01/20

Rejection Letters | 1,000 words or less.

The Remnant Archive | usually falls in the 250-1,000 range. ~#2

Riverbed Review | word limit is 1,000 words. ~#1 due 12/20

Roadrunner Review | under 1,000 words. ~#6

Runcible Spoon | maximum length 1,000 words. ~10/20

Sasee | no more than 500 to 1,000 words. ~V19#12

Scum | under 1,000 words. (paid)

sea foam mag | 1,000 words or under. ~online 3/20

Second Chance Lit | typically no more than 1,000 words. ~#1 due 1/21

Sharkpack | up to 1,000 words. (paid) ~3/20

SheLoves Magazine | 500-800 words. ~6/20

#thesideshow | 1,000 words or less ~5/20

Silent Auctions | 1,000 words maximum.

skirt! magazine | essay submissions between 500-1,000 words.

Sky Island Journal | flash fiction and creative nonfiction under 1,000 words. ~#15

Skylight 47 | between 500-700 words. (paid in copies) ~#13 6/20

Slackjaw | under 1,000 words.

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. ~#15

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

Threadcount | typically accepts work with fewer than 1,000 words. ~#15

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

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

Tiny Seed | 1,000 max.

Tiny Molecules | under 1,000 words. ~six

Tiny Spoon | 1,000 words max. (paid in copies) ~#7

Transfigured Lit | 1,000 or less. ~6/20

Trash Magazine | fiction under 1,000 words.

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

Twin Pies Literary | 1,000 words or less.

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

Weird Mask | up to 1,000 words. ~#24

Wigleaf | under 1,000 words.

Wild Things | 300 to 1,000 words. ~12/20

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

Words & Whispers | 1,000 words, unknown amount of whispers.

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. ~#19

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<1,500

3 Moon Magazine New2 | no longer that 1,500 words.

after alexei | roughly 1,200 words. ~3/20

After Hours | five page max (approx. 1,250 words of double-spaced manuscript). ~#40

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

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

Ancient Paths | 100 to 1,500 words. (paid) ~#17

The Anti-Languorous Project | lit mag and audio readings, maximum six pages (approx 1,500 words). ~#7

Apricity Press | six pages (approx 1,500 words). ~#5

Asterism | 1,500 words maximum. ~#4

Avatar Review | under 1,500 words. #AV22

Baffling Magazine |under 1,200 words. (paid) ~#1

Bearings | 750 min 1,200 max.

The Beautiful Space | essays to 1,200.

Bending Genres | 1,000 fiction, 1,500 nonfiction. ~#18

Bi Women Quarterly | 1,500 words max. ~Winter 2021

Blue Marble Review | fiction and nonfiction up to 1,500 words. (paid) ~#20

Boyne Berries | under 1,500 words. ~#27

Bright Flash Literary Review | up to 1,500 words. ~12/1/20

Buddy | prose up to 5 pages (approx 1,250 words). ~#6

Butter | up to 5 pages of poetry and/or prose. (approx. 1,250 words) ~#B4

Canary | essays/short stories of not more than 1,500 words. ~Winter 20/21

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

The Chimes  | 1,500 word max. ~#105

Continue The Voice New2 | max word count for articles is 800, 1,500 for short stories.

Cotton Xenomorph | flash fiction to 1,500 words. ~11/25/20

CP Quarterly | 1,500 for essays, 700 for short fiction. ~#10

Crêpe & Penn | 1,500 for essays, 700 for fiction.

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

Deluge Journal | under 1,500 words. ~6.1

The Dirty Spoon | nonfiction 750-1,500 words. (paid)

Distance Yearning | up to 3-5 pages (approx 1,250 words) ~#8

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

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

Earth & Altar | 1,250-1,500 words.

Eclipse Lit | less than 1,500 words. ~#1 closed

The Ekphrastic Review | 50 to 1,500 words is ideal.

Elephants Never | CNF to 1,500, flash under 500 words. ~2/10/20

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

Fahmidan Journal | 1,500 for opinion pieces, 750 for flash fiction. ~#3

Fairy Piece New2 | 5 pages (approx 1,250 words).

Fare Forward | reviews, essays and poetry, 500 to 1,200 words.

FeelsZine | essays and stories to 1,200 words. ~#12

Fiction Southeast | approximately 1,500 words or less.

The Fifth Estate | articles up to 1,200 words. ~#407

Flashbytes | 1,500 words or less.

Freshwater Literary Journal | prose up to 1,500 words total. ~2020

The Green Light | fiction and nonfiction 500-1,500 words. ~#7

Heirlock | 6 pages (approx 1,500 words). (paid) ~#3

High Shelf New2 | 5 pages (approx 1,250 words) of satire.

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. ~2020

Inkhorn New2 | maximum of 2,500 words.

Journal of Latina Critical Feminism | prose to 1,500 words. ~V3#1

Kindred | 700 to 1,500 words.

Leaping Clear | size limit 500 to 1,500 words. ~Fall 2020

LEON Literary Review | around 1,500 words. ~#5

Litinfinite | short stories to 1,500 words, essays to 1,000. ~V2#1

Lost Pen Magazine | Christian magazine with various opportunities for 1,000-1,500 and 500-1,000 word limits. ~#4

Love Letters to Poe | up to 1,500 words. (paid) ~#3

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. ~11.2

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

Minnow Literary Magazine | essays to 1,500, flash fiction 500 or less. ~Fall 2020

Minute Magazine  | 1,500 words max. ~#13

MORIA | 1,500 words or less. ~Fall2020

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

New Mexico Review | between 500 to 1,500 words. ~#10

Nightblock | up to 6 pages (approx 1,500 words). ~#11

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

The North Coast Squid | up to 1,500 words. ~#7

Ofi Press Magazine | stories under 1,500 words. ~#68

Okay Donkey | up to 1,500 words.

okay not to be | under 1,500 words. ~V1

Paterson Literary Review | under 1,500 words. ~#48

Perpetual Flash Fiction | flash fiction of no more than 1,500 words. (paid)

Placeholder Lit | up to 6 pages (approx 1,500 words). ~#2

Plum Recruit | 1,500 words max.

The Qualia Review New2 | for student writers, with word counts of 800 for elementary, 1,000 for middle school and 1,500 for high school.

Red Rover Magazine | 2-5 pages ( approx 500-1,250 words). ~due 1/21

Refractions | 5 pages (approx 1,250 words). ~V2

Rejected Manuscripts | no more than 1,500 words.

Riggwelter | no more than 1,500 words. They published my story. ~#30

Route 7 Review | fiction 1,500, nonfiction 1,000. ~#8

Schuylkill Valley Journal Online | CNF to 1,500 words. ~#15

The Scriblerus | no longer than 1,500 words. ~Spring 2020

Severine | No more than 1,500 words.

Shambles New2 | 1,000 words max.

The Silent World in Her Vase | short stories to 1,500, essays to 500. ~#5

Silk + Smoke | prose to 1,200 words. ~#2

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

So It Goes | 1,500 words max. Published by the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. ~#9

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

The Song Between Our Stars | up to 1,200 words.

Spartan | prose submissions of 1,500 words or less. (paid) ~winter2020

Stars & Staffs | 500-1,500 word short stories.

Stone of Madness | under 1,500 words. ~#5

Sweet Lit | nonfiction should not exceed 1,500 words. ~13.1

Thalia | up to 1,500 words. ~#7

Thimble Literary Magazine | prose to 1,500 words. ~V3#3

Thin Air Online | up to 1,500 words. ~10/30/20

This Zine Has Issues | stories/essays to 1,200 words. ~#3

The Trinity Review | maximum six pages (approx 1,500 words) ~TR132.1

Turtle Island Quarterly | nonfiction to 6 pages (approx 1,500 words). ~#19

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) ~#20

Vallum | 6 pages (approx 1,500 words) of nonfiction. ~#17.2

Virtual Feature Fiction | do not exceed 1,500 words. ~10/21/20

Visions With Voices | narrative text no more than 6 double spaced pages (approx 1,500 words). ~V11#2

Visitant | limited to 1,500 words.

The Waking (Ruminate online) | prefers less than 1,500. (paid in back issues)

Wanderlust Journal | 1,000-1,500 max.

What Are Birds? | fiction/CNF: under 1,500 words. ~#2.3

WINK | up to 1,200 words. (paid in copies) ~#15

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

Word Fountain | no longer than 1,500 words. ~#16

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

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

1001 Journal | word length between 15 and 2,000 words. ~#4

A&U Magazine | various opportunities with cover stories to 2,000 words.

Adanna | maximum 2,000 words. ~#10

Agapanthus Collective | less than 2,000 words.

Ailment | nonfiction to 2,000 words.

all the sins | stories up to 2,000 words. ~#12

American Short Fiction | online stories under 2,000 words. (paid) ~#72

The Arachne Review New2 | CNF no longer than 2,000 words.

The Aurora Review | 2,000 word limit. ~#IV

Balloons Lit Journal | no more than 2,000 words. ~#12

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). ~#15

The Bitchin’ Kitsch | keep submissions under 2,000 words. ~V11#4

Blood Bath Literary Zine | maximum 2,000 words. (paid)

Bluebird City | short stories 900-2,000 words. ~fall/winter2020

BlueHouse | up to 2,000 words. ~11/20

BRAG | fiction to 2,000 words. ~#2due

Breadcrumbs | 2,000 word maximum. ~#655

Brittle Star | literary fiction up to 2,000 words. ~#46

Brown Bag | up to 2,000 words. ~#2

The Cafe Irreal | up to 2,000 words. (paid) ~#75

Cape Magazine | up to 2,000 words. ~#1

Carpe Bloom | 2,000 maximum. ~VIII

Clover & White | max 2,000 words. ~11/20

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

Dead Head Reviews | 250-2,000 words.

dear damsels | accepts prose to 2,000 words.

The Disappointed Housewife | 2,000 words or less.

Downstate Story | under 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. ~#5

Enchanted Conversation | flash to 500 words, stories to 2,000. (paid) ~2020

Farmer-ish | general essays to 1,000, personal essays to 2,000. ~V1#3

Fine Print New2 | maximum word count of 1,800.

Firewords | under 2,000 words. ~#10

FishFood Magazine | a maximum of 2,000 words. ~9/20

Flatbush Review | maximum 2,000 words. ~#5

Frogmore Papers | 2,000 words is generally plenty. ~#96

Go World Travel | travel articles from 850 to 1,600 words in length.

GreenPrints Magazine | most pieces are under 2,000 words. ~#123

Grody Magazine | keep submissions under 2,000 words.

Hags On Fire New2 | to 2,000 words.

Halcyon Days | around 2,000 words for fiction. ~#20

Here Comes Everyone | max 2,000 words. ~V10#1

I Want You To See This Before I Leave | under 2,000 words. ~Spring2020

Iceberg Tales | pieces exceeding 2,000 words are less likely to be accepted. ~$/20

The Ideate Review | 2,000 words max. ~#5

Ink Pantry | max 2,000 words.

Ink Sac | no more than 2,000 words.

Inquietudes | no more than 2,000 words. ~#3

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

Kalopsia Lit | up to 2,000 words. ~#III

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

Kitchen Sink Magazine | 2,000 words. ~#II

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

Ligeia | 2,000 words. ~#05

The Liminal Residency | 500 to 2,000 words. ~9/20

The Lincoln Review | up to 2,000 words. ~#1

Literary Orphans | anything up to 2,000. 1,500 is the sweet spot. ~#41

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

Loyalhanna Review | no longer than 1,800 words. ~2019

The Lumiere Review | no more than 2,000 words. (paid) ~2020#3

Lunate | under 2,000. ~11/20

Macrina Magazine | somewhere between 1,000-2,000 words. ~#V

Malefaction Magazine | up to 2,000 words. (paid) ~#1

mawth | prose must not exceed 2,000 words.

Metonymn | up to 2,000 words. ~#X

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

Montana Mouthful | 2,000 words or less. ~V3#3

Mumber Mag | <2000 words for prose. (paid) ~#2

The New Southern Fugitives | 2,000 fiction, 1,200 essay. (paid) ~V4#1

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

Northern New England Review New2 | no longer than 2,000 words.

Northern Otter Press | no longer than 2,000 words. ~V1

Occulum | 2,000 words or less. ~#11

¡Pálante! | no more than 2,000 words. ~#1

Parentheses Journal | not more than 2,000 words. ~#10

Peacock Journal | 500 to 2,000 words. ~3/20

PENning | no more than 2,000 words. ~12/20

Penultimate Peanut | 2,000 word count limit. ~#11

Penumbra | max 2,000 words. ~2020

pif Magazine | fiction and essays to 2,000 words. (paid) ~#283

Poached Hare | must not exceed 2,000 words or 1,500 for blog submissions. ~#4

Polyphony Lit | 1,800 words or less. ~V16

The Quilliad  | 500 words max for flash, under 2,000 for short stories. ~#12

Raconteur | under 2,000 words. (paid)

Rise Up Review | essays to 2,000. ~Fall2020

roam | up to 2,000 words. ~#1

Santa Fe Literary Review | word limit is 2,000. ~#15

SCAB New2 | no longer than 2,000 words.

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

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

Sci Phi Journal | no more than 2,000 words. (paid) ~2020/4

Scribble | fiction of 2,000 words or less. ~V3#2

Sea to Sky Review | favors short prose under 2000 words. ~V2#3

Short-Story Me | up to 2,000 words. ~12/20

Simlish Magazine | minimum 10, maximum 1,600. ~#1

Sincerely Magazine | limit of about 2,000 words. ~V8

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

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

South Broadway Ghost Society | 2,000 words or less. ~march2020

Spoonfeed | should not exceed 2,000 words. ~#1

Statement Magazine | maximum 2,000 words.

Story Radio Podcast | 2,000 word stories.

subjectiv | maximum of 2,000 words. ~#3

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)

tenderness lit | fiction and nonfiction of up to 1,750 words. ~spring2020

Timeless Tales | 2,000 words, but prefers under 1,500. (paid) ~#11

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

Trinity Review | up to 8 pages (approx 2,000 words). ~TR132.1

Truffle | 2,000 max. ~#2

Underground Writers | 2,000 words. (paid) ~#32

Under the Gum Tree | creative nonfiction under 2,000 words. ~winter2021

Untitled Voices | prose to 2,000. ~V2#2

Waterwheel Review  | word limit is 1,602. ~#5

The WEIGHT Journal | max 2,000 words.

West Texas Literary Review | fiction to 1,000, nonfiction to 2,000. ~#9

Wordgathering | 1,000 to 2,000 words. ~V14#4

Writer’s Block | prose to 2,000, columns and reviews to 1,000. ~#44

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805 Lit + Art | max 2,500 words. ~#6-1

Acta Victoriana | limit 2,500 words. ~#AV144.2

American Writers Review | stories of 2,500 or fewer words. ~2019

Authylem New2 | 10 pages (approx 2,500 words)

A Velvet Giant | 10 pages, approx 2.500 words. ~#5

Bad Pony | up to 2,500 words. ~#7

Bitter Oleander | around the 2,500 mark. ~V26#2

Blood Tree Literature | word count maximum: 2,500. ~#8

Bloom | no more than 2,500 words. ~11/20

The Blue Mountain Review | no more than 2,500 words. ~Nov 2020

Body Without Organs | maximum of 2,500 words. ~#11

Bone & Marrow | word limit is 2,500 words. ~#1due

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

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

Brittle Paper | fiction of no more than 2,500 words. ~11/20

Burnt Pine | limited to 2,500 words. ~#6

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

Confluence Magazine | 2,500 words max. ~#11

Dreamstreets | no more than 10 pages (approx 2,500 words). ~#65

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.

Frost Zone Zine | up to 2,500 words. (paid)

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

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

Internet Void | under 2,500 words. ~VIII

Intima | fiction and nonfiction 2,500 words.

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)

Lemon Theory | 2,500 words, nonfiction only.

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

Literary Review | up to 2,500 words.

Malasaña | up to 2,500 words.

The Medley | 2,500 words maximum.

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

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.

Paper Djinn Magazine | 2,500 words. (paid)

Passengers Journal | 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).

Pussy Magic | no more that 2,222 words. ~oct2018

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

The Real Story | short nonfiction under 2,500 words.

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)

Saccharine Poetry | prose to 2,500 words, stories to 1,000.

Scarlet | prose to 2,500 words. (paid)

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

The Start | YA prose to 2,500 words.

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

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

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

Thorn Literary Magazine | up to 2,500 words.

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

The Utopia Project | prose to 2,500.

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

The Were-Traveler | word counts for various categories of submissions, 100-2,500. ~9/7/20

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

Wildness | to 2,500 words.

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

Writer’s Egg Magazine | fiction to 2,500.

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

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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

Analogies & Allegories | no more than 3,000 words.

ANGLES | fiction and CNF submissions must be 3,000 words or less. they prefer shorter.

Anser Journal | flash fiction to 1,500, all other prose to 3,000.

Aotearotica | no longer than 3000 words. (paid)

Aptly | 2,000-3,000 words.

Areo New2 | nonfiction between 1,200 and 3,000 words. (paid)

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.

Calliope | under 3,000 words. (paid in copies)

Capsule Stories | under 3,000 words.

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

Cavity Magazine | prose word limit is 3,000.

The CHILLFILTR Review | no more than 3,000 words. (paid)

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.

Cobra Milk | 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

Dark Dispatch | no less than 1,000, no more than 2,750. (paid)

Deep Overstock | Submissions over 3,000 words might not be considered.

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

Detour Ahead New2 | limited to 3,000 words.

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

Drafthorse | under 3,000 words

Dreaming in Fiction | no more than 3,000 words.

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

Dryland | 3,000 words maximum.

Echolocation | 3,000 words.

Electric Moon | should not exceed 3,000 words.

Elevator Stories | 3,000 words or less. (paid)

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

The Ethicist | 3,000 words.

The Fabulist | 3,000 words or less.

Fictional Café | 3,000 words or less.

Filthy Loot | <3k stories. (paid)

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

Five South | maximum 3,000 words.

Flare Journal | do not exceed 3,000.

Flashes / prose to 3,000 words.

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

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

Fragmented Voices | blog submissions to 3,000 words.

From Sac | up to 3,000 words.

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

FWWR | 100-3,000 words.

The Garfield Lake Review | prose to 3,000 words.

GASHER | 500-3,000 words. ~winter2018

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

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)

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

HARSH | do not exceed 3,000 words.

Headway | 3,000 words max. ~#3

Heartland Society of Women Writers | between 1,000-3,000 words.

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.

Issues in Earth Science | fiction 1,000-3,000 words, articles 500-1,000. (paid)

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

KALEIDOSCOPED | up to 3,000 words.

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

Land Beyond the World | between 1,500-3,000 words. (paid)

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

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

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

LUMIN Journal | up to 3,000 words. (paid)

Maine Review | prose 3,000, flash 1,000. (paid)

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.

Memoirist | memoirs up to 3,000 words.

Meniscus | up to 3,000 words. ~V6I2

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

misplacement | under 3,000 words.

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

Mum Life Stories | 3,000 words.

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

Mycelia | sub limit 3,000 words. (paid)

Necessary Fiction | fiction to 3,000 words.

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

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

Oakwood Magazine | 3,000 words for prose.

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

Opia | up to 3,000. (paid)

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

Pandemic Publications | 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)

Peculiar Mormyrid | 3,000 words.

The Phare | short stories to 3,000 words.

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

Plethora Blogazine | 1,500 to 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 | under 3,000 words.

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

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

Praxis Magazine | prefers stories 500 to 3,000 words.

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

Prospectus New2 | 2,500-3,000 words.

pulp mouth | up to 3,000 words.

Pushing Out the Boat | up to 3,000 words.

Quince Magazine | 3,000 word upper limit.

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

Saffron Lit | at most 3,000 words.

Sage Cigarettes | fiction capped at 3,000.

Savante-Garde New2 | no longer than 3,000 words.

The SissyFuss | no more than 3,000 words.

Scrittura Magazine | fiction up to 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.

sidereal magazine | essays to 3,000 words.

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.

Square Wheel Press New2 | prose to 3,000 words.

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

[sub]liminal magazine | under 3,000 words.

Talon Review | prose should not exceed 3,000 words.

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

ThereAfter New2 | fiction to 3,000 words.

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

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

Tikkun | 3,000 fiction, 800-2,400 nonfiction.

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

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.

Verse of Silence New2 | various opportunities with short fiction word count to 3,000.

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.

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

Vox Viola | 3,000 words or less.

Whatever Keeps The Lights On | 3,000 words.

Wild Roof Journal | approx 3,000 words.

Willowherb Review | up to 3,000 words. (paid)

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

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

WordCity Monthly | to 3,000 words.

Wordpeace | up to 3,000 words.

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

Wretched Creations New2 | up to 3,000 words.

Writers and Readers’ Magazine | 3,000 words.

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

yolk | 3,000 words.

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

Alien Magazine | 3,250 words max.

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

Angelical Ravings | limit is 3,500 words.

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

Barzakh  | up to 3,500 words. ~spring2018

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

CAROUSEL | fiction to 3,500 words. (paid)

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

Cloud Lake Literary | maximum of 3,500 words. (paid)

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

Cultured Vultures | less than 3,500, more than 1,000. (paid)

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

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

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

Grey Rooms| from 2,500 to 3,500 words. Guidelines here.

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

inScribe | up to 3,500 words.

Inverted Syntax | maximum 3,500 words.

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

Kind Writers | up to 3,500 words.

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.

Opal Lit | 14 pages (approx 3,500 words).

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

Potato Soup Journal | various opportunities up to 3,500 words. And they published my story.

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

Read More | between 250 and 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

Tipping the Scales | fiction 3,500, nonfiction 1,500

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

You Are Not Me | less than 3,500 words.

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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 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.

BigCityLit | word limit 4,000.

Big Whoopie Deal | fiction of 100 words, up to 1,000, up to 4,000.

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

Blue Morpho Review | up to 4,000 words.

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

The Bombay Review | between 1,000 and 4,000 words.

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

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.

The Critical Flame | nonfiction between 2,000-4,000.

Cutthroat| 4,000 word limit.

dead peasant | 4,000 fiction and interviews, 2,500 for CNF.

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

Defunkt Magazine | 4,000 words maximum.

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

Distant Shore | between 1,500-4,000 words. (paid)

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

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

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

Embryo Concepts | up to 4,000 words.

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

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

The Fourth River | up to 4,000 words of prose.

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 | 4,000 words max.

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

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

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

Horla | 1,000 to 4,500 words maximum.

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

Hotel | 4,000 words of prose. ~#5

The Huddle Book | 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 | 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.

The Knight’s Library New2 | fiction 4,000, CNF 3,000.

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.

Likely Red Press | no more than 4,000 words.

Liminal | should not exceed 4,000 words.

The Lindenwood Review | 15 pages (approx 3,750 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.

MIROnline | 4,000 words.

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

Moxy | CNF pieces 1,000-4,000 words.

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

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.

Pollix Journal | 15 pages (approx 3,650 words).

Porridge | up to 4,000 words.

Portland Metrozine | 4K maximum.

Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology | 1,500-4,500 words. (paid)

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

Rougarou | no more than 4,000 words.

Rubbertop Review | not to exceed 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.

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 | 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.

The Sock Drawer | 17 pages (approx 4,250 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

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

Talking River| no more than 4,000 words.

Talk Vomit New2 | nonfiction to 4,500, fiction to 2,000 (paid)

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

Tint Journal | 4,000 words.

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

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

The Wondrous Real Magazine | up to 4,000 words total.

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

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

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