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Granta The Magazine of New Writing 941

About

Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real. As the Observer wrote of Granta: ‘In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.’ Our criteria for publication are best gauged by a close reading of the magazine. We focus mainly on fiction, memoir and reportage, with a bias towards the interesting and unusual.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for written submissions, except for some low income writers. The fee is GBP £3.50.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United Kingdom Established in 1889

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to fee-based submissions from 01 June 2024 12:00 AM GMT Daylight Time (in 11 days) through 30 June 2024. 9

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story3,000 - 6,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

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.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to fee-based submissions from 01 June 2024 12:00 AM GMT Daylight Time (in 11 days) through 30 June 2024. 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay Essay3,000 - 6,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction3,000 - 6,000 words.
Styles:

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

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.

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 Temp Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 4 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

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.


Visual Art Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

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Granta 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.
This project ranks among the Extremely Challenging Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 534 reports from 415 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 | 92.2 mean avg | 85.0 median | 525 max days (67.1 std dev)
Responses92.70 %
Acceptances0.00 % No publication has a 0% acceptance rate. This data is based on submission reports sent to Duotrope, and we have not received reports of any acceptances yet.
Rejections92.70 % (93.2 avg. days per rejection) | 10.7 % personal, 66.5 % form, 22.8 % unspecified | 0.2 % shortlisted
Non-Responses7.30 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals7.30 % (79.2 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending22 responses are pending (50 min | 131.5 mean avg | 68.5 median | 443 max days waiting | 112.7 std dev) from 22 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 180 days. (8.1 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 180 days.)
The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.50. (60.3 % of reports specified whether they paid a fee; of those, 98.6 % paid fees.)
Submissions are acknowledged within 3 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 13 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 31 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 17 May 2024
Last Audited: 20 Mar 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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