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The Opiate

Founded in 2015, The Opiate is a quarterly literary magazine dedicated to publishing envelope-pushing work. We accept both print and online submissions. Flash fiction is preferred for online. Often, for poetry, we choose one piece for print and one for online. We accept criticism/essays for publication as well. There is no specific theme or criteria required in terms of the nature of the content, so long as it "moves" us, if you will.

Vol. 26 Free


The Opiate is seeking submissions for its Summer Vol. 26 issue. Fiction, poetry, excerpts of novels/plays, criticism and creative non-fiction accepted. Please limit fiction/prose submissions to under 10,000 words and provide a brief summary of the content.