American Short Fiction has published, and continues to seek short fiction by some of the finest writers working in contemporary literature, whether they are established, or new or lesser-known authors. There are no set guidelines as to content or length, but anyone wishing to send a story to American Short Fiction should first become familiar with the work previously published by the magazine. Our standards for acceptance are extremely high.
Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Country of Publication & Year Established
United States||Established in 1991
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Published 3 x per year.
Fiction Temp Closed
Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2022* (approx. 20 days from now) through 31 December 2022. 36
- Open to a broad Audience.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||No specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words).|
|Short Story Short Story||No specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).|
- We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK||Text format submissions |
- Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our . glossary
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.
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