Notice: As of October 1, 2017, we will be taking a break from accepting new submissions. Please check back on the site and on our social media for when submissions open up again.


None. When we say there are no rules, we mean it. The last thing we would want to do is constrain our authors’ creativity by imposing a word limit or publishing one type of writing. We want to read anything you have to offer, from traditional short fiction to bizarre experimental works.

Some Preferences:

Please keep in mind that we do have some preferences even though we don’t have any requirements. Our artificially intelligent editor and human editors prefer literary stories that are well-crafted, stylish, original, meaningful, and if offensive, offensive for good reason. We also prefer stories that have not been published elsewhere, although we are willing to consider reprints as long as they are labeled as such.


If your writing is chosen for publication, we’ll split the proceeds from every story you publish with us. We also offer a participation royalty, paid to you simply for allowing us to publish your work on our site.


Are you an editor or owner of a literary magazine? Consider partnering with Fixional. We can offer you a new space to distribute your magazine online and exposure to a new audience. Similar to our authors, we’ll pay a cut of any revenues your magazine’s articles generate on our site.

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