The Short List of publications open to submissions
Size Matters for Writers
When searching for places to submit shorter works, word count is key. Many journals top out submissions at 5,000, 10,000 or 20,000 words, but you won’t find them here. Click on this compilation list to see journals that specialize in lesser word counts and publish on a regular basis. Some are (paid) markets and/or have additional competitions. Check the publications’ guidelines for details, genre or theme preferences and submission windows. Please note, some of these publications may charge a (reading fee).