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About

You may see the title of our silly literary magazine and ask yourself, “What the [insert f-bomb] is that?” We’ll appease your burning curiosity. It’s from a novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, by the excellent Gabriel García Márquez. Now you have secret knowledge. Use it wisely. Or don’t. Whatevs. It’s your life. At Cease, Cows we want to explore the contemporary, the strange, the big questions. We want to feel cultural pulses, expose mental arteries, bathe in both the sanguine and sanguinary. We want to publish prose with fire and truth. Humans may be animals, but the power of words can allow us to revel in or transcend the physical. The best literature achieves both. Or something profound like that.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for critiques and some submission periods.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2013

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished on a rolling basis.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Bizarro, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenres: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Bizarro, Dystopian, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Bizarro, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenres: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Bizarro, Dystopian, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Free verse, Prose poetry. Excluding: Rhyming.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 150 lines.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Cease, Cows Flash Fiction Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 15 May 2022
Last Checked: 11 May 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 28 Mar 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 06 May 2013

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