Halfway Down the Stairs 140

About

We are looking for serious writers with an appreciation for language and the craft of writing. We want fiction with memorable characters and realistic plots, poetry that is fresh and original, and nonfiction that is both thoughtful and entertaining. We will accept writing of any genre except erotica. Fiction and nonfiction pieces must be related to the theme of the issue, while we are willing to be lenient with poetry.

Halfway Down the Stairs

Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. Excluding: Children. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

We accept fiction related to the theme of the issue. The fiction editors are looking mostly for short stories, but we are happy to consider well-crafted flash fiction. We don't want to be too strict with the guidelines, because we appreciate originality, creativity, and stories that are off the beaten path. We like stories that grab us from the beginning, make us think, and keep us enthralled. Stories should be written confidently and fluidly, avoiding too many adjectives or too much dialogue. We will be negatively distracted by poor grammar, clich├ęs, and a lack of editing.

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 01 August 2017 (39.2 days from now). 2
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
O Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Realist.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Theme Cal:
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Hubris01 Aug 20171
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

We accept creative nonfiction related to the theme of the issue. Halfway Down the Stairs is specifically looking for essays and memoir with a strong voice and a unique point of view. We publish well-written, honest writing that inspires emotion. Humor is also appreciated.

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 01 August 2017 (39.2 days from now). 0
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Theme Cal:
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Hubris01 Aug 20170
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
EssayUp to 3,000 words.
Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

We are rarely willing to be lenient with the theme when it comes to poetry, and will do so only if the submission is very good.

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 01 August 2017 (39.2 days from now). 0
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
O Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Realist.
Topics:
Other (May vary).
Theme Cal:
ThemeDeadlineTrack
Hubris01 Aug 20170
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText 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

Date Added:
24 Oct 2005
Last Updated:
21 Jun 2017