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riddlebird January 2023

Call for January issue. We will accept submissions from Sep 1 - October 1 For the best idea of what interests us, please read the current issue at https://www.riddlebird.com .

650-5000 words

Limit one submission

We are interested in three categories.

  • Literary Fiction — Our favorite writers include authors like George Saunders, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and E.C. Osondu.
  • Personal Essays — We like a memoirist’s essay that has achieved some distance and allows us to share a newfound insight. Think of Vivian Gornick’s idea of “the situation and the story.”
  • Literary Genre Fiction — Our mission is to include a place for well-written genre-writing, especially mysteries, sci-fi and westerns. To take westerns as an example, think of Charles Portis.

    Please note we do not accept poetry or flash fiction.

    • Please include your name, including contact information, and your title.
    • Include a very brief cover letter in the body of the e-mail. Include a short bio in third person, and do not send previously published work.

    Our goal is to celebrate your work. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram @riddlebirdmag. We will share author bios and links to your work upon publication. We request North American Serial Rights which then revert to you.

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Personal essays and short stories

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Call for January issue. We will accept submissions from Sep 1 - October 1 For the best idea of what interests us, please read the current issue at https://www.riddlebird.com .

650-5000 words

We are interested in three categories.

  • Literary Fiction — Our favorite writers include authors like George Saunders, Souvankham Thammavongsa, and E.C. Osondu.
  • Personal Essays — We like a memoirist’s essay that has achieved some distance and allows us to share a newfound insight. Think of Vivian Gornick’s idea of “the situation and the story.”
  • Literary Genre Fiction — Our mission is to include a place for well-written genre-writing, especially mysteries, sci-fi and westerns. To take westerns as an example, think of Charles Portis.

    Please note we do not accept poetry or flash fiction.

    • Please include your name, including contact information, and your title.
    • Include a very brief cover letter in the body of the e-mail. Include a short bio in third person, and do not send previously published work.

    Our goal is to celebrate your work. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram @riddlebirdmag. We will share author bios and links to your work upon publication. We request North American Serial Rights which then revert to you.