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About

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.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1991

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 3 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 September 2022* (approx. 20 days from now) through 31 December 2022. 36
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words).
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
Payscale:
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).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 04 Aug 2022
Last Checked: 04 Aug 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Jun 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 11 Feb 2006

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