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The Last Line 31

A project of Blue Cubicle Press (see other related projects)


Over the years, we've found that ending a story is almost as hard as starting one. All too often we receive wonderful tales that have one more sentence or paragraph than needed, and we've kicked around the idea of doing an issue of The First Line where we flip the script and give you the last line.

Country of Publication

United States


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 1 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Open

Open to fiction submissions through 01 October 2020 (9.4 days from now). 2
General General
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Other (May vary).
Last line: Jordan looked me in the eye and said, "I trust you."01 Oct 202022
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction300 - 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK OK No NoText format submissions
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The Last Line Submission Statistics

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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2020
Last Checked: 01 Sep 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 28 May 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 06 Jul 2016

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • 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.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.