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About

Based on the idea that fiction is an international movement supported by local communities Joyland is a literary magazine that selects stories regionally. Our editors work with authors connected to locales across North America, including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto as well as places underrepresented in cultural media.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for most submission periods, except for Black writers. The fee is USD $4.50.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2008

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: Americans, Canadians, People in a specific region.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Place/Regions (Specific region).

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 allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: Americans, Canadians, People in a specific region.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 10,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 10,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Place/Regions (Specific region).

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 allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


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Joyland Magazine 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.
AccuracyWe have received 387 reports from 276 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 | 39.1 mean avg | 32.0 median | 278 max days (30.8 std dev)
Responses95.87 %
Acceptances0.52 % of submissions accepted (107.5 avg. days per acceptance) | 0.72 % 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.
Rejections95.35 % (39.5 avg. days per rejection) | 1.4 % personal, 75.9 % form, 22.8 % unspecified
Non-Responses4.13 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals4.13 % (21.1 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending41 responses are pending (2 min | 30.3 mean avg | 22.0 median | 171 max days waiting | 30.4 std dev) from 41 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 112 days. (4.4 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 112 days.)
The most common submission fee paid: USD $4.50. (59.8 % of reports specified whether they paid a fee; of those, 95.2 % paid fees.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 17 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 15 Apr 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 16 May 2024
Last Audited: 18 Jan 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 04 Dec 2008

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