Oblong 17

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Oblong is a literary magazine originally based in Brixton, London, but currently operating out of New York City.

Country of Publication

United States


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished irregularly.

Fiction Closed

Writing may be on any theme and in any style. Of course, subjectivity being what it is, preference may be given to pieces which are touching and lyrical without being pretentious, or work that is darkly (or in fact lightly) humorous or anything that is just a rollicking good read. Some favourites include Jeffrey Eugenides, Vladimir Nabokov, JM Coetzee, Sylvia Plath, Charles Bukowski and the illustrious actor and novella-ist Steve Martin. If you dislike all of the above then it is unlikely our tastes are similar, but it’s always nice to be surprised isn’t it?

General General
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 19 Apr 2012

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