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Savage Kick 32

A project of Murder Slim Press

Do not submit here! This project is believed to be defunct.


The Savage Kick is a literary magazine, but it isn't Reader's Digest or any of the numerous, shitty "we accept anything" websites. We rarely accept stories, and the results are distinctive and eyecatching... We wouldn't do it otherwise. Please send: Works dealing with any passionately held emotions and/or alternative viewpoints. These may well entail drink, sex, violence, bad language and any activity outside of the mainstream.
FICTION: Sleazy tales are very much encouraged and form the basis of The Savage Kick. Real-life stories are preferred, unless work is distinctively extreme within the crime, western or war genres. We recommend that you have read The Savage Kick before you submit. Ideal for fans of Dan Fante John Fante Charles Bukowski Do not send: Mainstream fiction or Oprah-style fiction. Internet/chat language or teen issues. Any genre fiction including horror, fantasy, sci-fi, erotica, etc. And please... no excessive Shakespearean language, surrealism or overworked irony.
NONFICTION: We publish articles and interviews in relation to the writers featured in the reading list.

Savage KickUnited Kingdom


G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
M Mystery/CrimeSubgenre: Crime.
W WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.


Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Realist.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

Interview Interviewup to 3,000 words
Article Articleup to 3,000 words
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words
Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt1,000 - 8,000 words

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionT to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)
N NonfictionT to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word)

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 OK OK OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK OK OK OKText format submissions

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
02 Aug 2005
Last Updated:
12 May 2016