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The Fictional Café is a virtual coffee shop created especially for writers and artists. We hope you’ll love hanging out here with us, reading and talking about writing, commenting on art and photography, listening to original podcasts, and sharing your artistic passion with other members.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2013

Publication Media & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 3,000 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 Unknown NoAudio format submissions Text format submissions Video format submissions
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Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 5 - 8 pieces.
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 Unknown NoAudio format submissions Text format submissions Video format submissions
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Visual Art Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork6 - 10 pieces.
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 Unknown NoAudio format submissions Image format submissions Video format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2021
Last Checked: 03 Jun 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Jan 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 05 Feb 2018

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