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About

“Known for publishing important new writers early in their careers” (PEN), AGNI, founded in 1972, discovers stories, poems, and essays that map our pressured interiority and respond in necessary ways to the bedeviled state of the world. Seven contributors have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for electronic submissions. The fee is USD $3.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1972

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 26 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 30

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).
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies.
Details: USD $20 per printed page, up to a maximum of $300.

Submissions:

Methods: Submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Dates:

Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 11

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies.
Details: USD $20 per printed page, up to a maximum of $300.

Submissions:

Methods: Submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 31 May 2024* (approx. 11 days from now). 41

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: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) (Provides free copy/copies) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies.
Details: USD $40 per printed page, up to a maximum of $300.

Submissions:

Methods: Submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

AGNI 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 25 Most Challenging Fiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the Extremely Challenging Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 811 reports from 669 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 105.4 mean avg | 98.0 median | 636 max days (54.2 std dev)
Responses89.27 %
Acceptances0.86 % of submissions accepted (104.6 avg. days per acceptance) | 0.90 % 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.
Rejections88.41 % (106.8 avg. days per rejection) | 10.3 % personal, 65.8 % form, 23.9 % unspecified | 0.1 % rewrite requests | 0.4 % shortlisted
Non-Responses10.73 %
Lost/Returned0.25 % (88.5 avg. days before reporting submissions as lost or returned)
Never Responded1.60 % (297.8 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals8.88 % (57.6 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending290 responses are pending (0 min | 58.1 mean avg | 52.0 median | 554 max days waiting | 54.9 std dev) from 287 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. (23.4 % 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.
The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.00. (61.8 % of reports specified whether they paid a fee; of those, 97.0 % paid fees.)
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 16 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 05 Apr 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 06 May 2024
Last Audited: 19 Dec 2023. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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