Ends on December 15, 2018$5.00
$5.00

BIG FICTION publishes long-form fiction and creative nonfiction with substance, texture, and urgency. We love to read prose crafted in language that echoes off the page. We welcome the experimental and traditional, and we want stuff that's stylistically, narratively, and emotionally intelligent.

Our open reading period for the spring 2019 double-issue runs from September 15th, 2018 to December 15th, 2018.


FICTION

We consider long-form literary fiction: novelettes of 7,500 – 15,000 words; novellas of 15,001 – 30,000 words. For slightly longer works, please query us first. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. No children’s fiction.


GUIDELINES

We accept online submissions via Submittable (here you are!). Fill out the short form—including title, a brief cover letter, and your e-mail—and upload your work below.

Please submit only one piece per form, and only one piece per reading period. We try to respond between 3-6 months. If you have not heard back from us after six months, feel free to query us at info@bigfictionmagazine.com.
 

PAYMENT

Big Fiction pays a flat rate of $50 and two author copies for each published piece.
 

Ends on December 15, 2018$3.00
$3.00

BIG FICTION publishes long-form fiction and creative nonfiction with substance, texture, and urgency. We love to read prose crafted in language that echoes off the page. We welcome the experimental and traditional, and we want stuff that's stylistically, narratively, and emotionally intelligent.

Our open reading period for the spring 2019 double-issue runs from September 15th, 2018 to December 15th, 2018.


ESSAYS

We consider essays up to 5,000 words. For slightly longer works, please query us first. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable as long as you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.


GUIDELINES

We accept online submissions via Submittable (here you are!). Fill out the short form—including title, a brief cover letter, and your e-mail—and upload your work below.

Please submit only one piece per form, and only one piece per reading period. We try to respond between 3-6 months. If you have not heard back from us after six months, feel free to query us at info@bigfictionmagazine.com.

 

PAYMENT

Big Fiction pays a flat rate of $50 and two author copies for each published piece.

 

BIG FICTION publishes long-form fiction and creative nonfiction with substance, texture, and urgency. We love to read prose crafted in language that echoes off the page. We welcome the experimental and traditional, and we want stuff that's stylistically, narratively, and emotionally intelligent.

Our open reading period for the spring 2019 double-issue runs from September 15th, 2018 to December 15th, 2018.


NOVELLA REVIEWS

We welcome reviews of novellas that you've read and loved, that you've read and engaged with on a material or stylistic level, that you've read and wrestled with on a narrative or character level. We ask that as you explore the content, you investigate the mode. What makes it work as a novella? What makes the work function differently than had it been a novel? The goal is to collectively to create an in-progress definition as we compile book reviews across months and years. We publish a new book review every month, unless you flooded us with great reviews and challenge us to keep up with you. Challenge us as often as you'd like.


GUIDELINES

We accept online submissions via Submittable (here you are!). Fill out the short form—including title, a brief cover letter, and your e-mail—and upload your work below.

Please submit only one piece per form, and only one piece per reading period. We try to respond between 3-6 months. If you have not heard back from us after six months, feel free to query us at info@bigfictionmagazine.com.


Big Fiction Magazine