We love our authors, and we love to read new stories that come to our submissions inbox. However, processing, reading, and replying to a thousand stories — the number we get during the average submission period — is time consuming. We need to budget our editorial timeflow and keep the magazine afloat, which is why we charge a reading fee for short fiction.
You can pay the reading fee of $10 using the paypal button below. If your paypal identity is different from the name or email on your submission, please indicate that in your submission. Once the Paypal payment is complete, save the transaction ID to enter with your story, following the submission guidelines. Note there is no reading fee required for poetry or illustrations.
reading fee: $10
Add a one year e-book subscription for only $9.99. This offer is for submitting authors only. Regular price is $17.99.
e-book subscription: $9.99
If you’d like a written critique of your story, we ask for $25 CAD more to cover the editor’s time. We enjoy doing critiques and get great thank-you notes back!
editorial critique: $25
PS: If this fee is a hardship let us know — we don’t want finances to keep your words from being seen.