Stymie Magazine 19

About

Stymie is an online literary magazine, founded in 2008, focused on sport (and games) in literature, be it through fiction or nonfiction. We love to share stories that go beyond the courts and fields and checkerboard, ones centered around the people, personalities, and places that make our favorite past times worth doing, and doing well. We were ecstatic when we finally had a chance to publish an essay on 1986's Double Dribble for the NES. We miss Tecmo Bowl, though we believe Joe Montana's NFL had superior game play, and we believe in our heart of hearts that Wiffle Ball should be a professional sport.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Sports/Recreation (General, Baseball, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction100 - 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 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 No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Sports/Recreation (General, Baseball, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 3,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp 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 No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Sports/Recreation (General, Baseball, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
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 UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 Sep 2020
Last Checked: 05 Nov 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 14 Aug 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 23 Jun 2008

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