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A Public Space—an independent magazine of art and argument, fact and fiction—was founded in 2006 to give voice to the twenty-first century.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2006

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 31 May 2024 11:59 PM EDT (in 11 days). 7

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
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).
Novelette NoveletteNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 7500 to 15000 words).
Novella NovellaNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 15000 to 40000 words).
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptNo specific word count limits known.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Unknown payment Unknown payment.
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Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Dates:

Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 May 2024 11:59 PM EDT (in 11 days). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 31 May 2024 11:59 PM EDT (in 11 days). 6

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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A Public Space Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the Extremely Challenging Fiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 239 reports from 207 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported4 min | 88.9 mean avg | 63.0 median | 364 max days (69.6 std dev)
Responses92.47 %
Acceptances0.42 % of submissions accepted (309.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 0.48 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections92.05 % (89.0 avg. days per rejection) | 14.1 % personal, 65.0 % form, 20.9 % unspecified | 0.4 % shortlisted
Non-Responses7.53 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded0.42 % (348.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals7.11 % (60.5 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending106 responses are pending (1 min | 21.5 mean avg | 14.0 median | 248 max days waiting | 44.4 std dev) from 106 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 120 days. (15.5 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 120 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 120 days have passed.
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 15 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 15 Oct 2023.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 May 2024
Last Audited: 14 Dec 2023. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 04 Feb 2006

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