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Smash Cake Magazine 11 MATURE CONTENT

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Smash Cake Magazine is a twice-yearly, perfect-bound, print publication open to all genres, lengths, styles, and voices. We welcome both experienced authors and newbies alike; we know what we’re looking for, and we don’t care what you’ve done before. Our magazine is dedicated to capturing life–the good, the bad, the smelly, the golden–and sharing that back to our readers. We believe there’s an instinctive, unmistakable, and primal Ingredient X that a human being can recognize in someone when honesty is at play, and we seek to uncover it. We collect passion–of all varieties.

Smash Cake MagazineUnited States


Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
EroticaOpen to all/most Subgenres.
FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Free verse, Prose poetry, Visual poetry.
Styles:Dark, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Quirky, Realist.

Types & Lengths

PoemNo line limits known.
Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words).
Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
NoveletteNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 7500 to 15000 words).
NovellaNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 15000 to 40000 words).

Media & Publication Frequency

P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionT Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) per piece.
P PoetryT Token payment (under US$5 per poem) per piece.

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK OK No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK OK No OKText format submissions

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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.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
01 Apr 2010
Last Updated:
25 May 2012