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Remember that twisty-turny story you once read that removed you from this world completely, that actually caused you to think Wow, or maybe even led you to say out loud, "That was a cool story"? We do. And we miss stories like that. And we want to encourage people of all ages (yes, we think teenagers and octogenarians can write cool stories) and social classes (yes, we think privilege and education can cause storytelling to become stilted) to write the kinds of stories they want to read. We want America to be cool again. And we believe that the most earnest, unafraid, engaging storytelling--if it could be published and read and therefore given a chance--could make empathy and kindness fashionable again and thereby bring American coolness about.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Open to fiction submissions through 20 November 2024* (approx. 261 days from now). 2
Open to a broad Audience.
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story3,500 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt3,500 - 10,000 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
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Last Updated: 22 Feb 2024
Last Audited: 15 Nov 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 13 May 2021

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