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GUD: Greatest Uncommon Denominator 79

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GUD (pronounced "good") is Greatest Uncommon Denominator, an award-winning print/pdf magazine with two hundred pages of literary and genre fiction, poetry, art, and articles.
FICTION: Our dictionary defines literature thus: written works, esp. those valued for form and style. And that is what we are looking for—form and style, though be sure there's substance as well. Any genre, including literary or mainstream, is acceptable. We don't back away from a fight—if your work screws with convention, breaks rules, makes demands of the reader, then we're equal to the challenge. Just please, by whatever you hold dear, give us some prize at the end of the fight.
NONFICTION: If you have something new to say, something that rocks the boat, challenges conventional thinking, we're ready. Political, topical, contentious—we can handle it. But don't vent. Get off your soap-box. Make your point, but do it intelligently. The key words here are research and balance. If you're doing an interview and we haven't heard of the interviewee, why should we care what they have to say? Make us. And if we have heard of them, make them open up, tell us something we didn't already know.
POETRY: Make something our readers will remember, make something they'll tell a friend about. We want to feel there is reason behind every stroke yet we want craftsmanship as a vehicle for the expression, not the other way around.

GUD: Greatest Uncommon DenominatorUnited Kingdom


G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
W WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
O Open to all/most Genres 


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.

Types & Lengths

Interview Interview20 - 15,000 words
Article Article20 - 15,000 words
Essay Essay20 - 15,000 words
Poem Poemno line limits known
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction20 - 1,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year
P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS + Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word). Royalties.
N NonfictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)
P PoetryS + Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem). Royalties.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No OK OKText format submissions

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
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Date Added:
07 Jul 2006
Last Updated:
12 Sep 2013