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Bourbon Penn 259

About

Bourbon Penn is a print and online magazine featuring stories of imagination and the odd.
FICTION: We are looking for highly imaginative stories with a healthy dose of the odd. Odd characters, odd experiences, odd realities. We want character. For us, stories live and die by their characters. We’re looking for fully drawn characters who surprise us with their honesty, complexity, and contradictions. We want mysterious. We’re looking for stories that grab the reader, make them ask, “what the hell is going on?” and then deliver on the tease. We want ideas and we want action. We love exploring big, philosophical ideas, but we revel in suspenseful plotting. If you’re adept at blending these elements, we can't wait to read your work. We want fresh voices and exciting prose. We want to be surprised. We want to be inspired. We want to find stories that we can’t wait to publish, promote, and evangelize.

Bourbon PennUnited States

Genres

G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Slipstream.
O Open to all/most Genres 

Audience, Styles & Topics

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Literary, Quirky, Surrealist.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (See guidelines).

Types & Lengths

SShort Story2000 - 7500 words

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationUnknown publication frequency
EElectronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK No No No

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Dates

Date Added:
08 Jun 2010
Last Updated:
23 Aug 2015
Last Checked:
12 Aug 2015