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Friday, June 26, 2020

Short Fiction Submission, Issue 181, Prime Number Magazine

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Deadline: June 30, 2020 Midnight EDT

Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication) is now open for submissions of short fiction to be published in Issue 181, on October 1, 2020.

Guest Short Fiction Editor: Shuly Xóchitl Cawood, author of A Small Thing to Want

Submission period: April 1 – June 30, 2020 midnight Eastern time

Reporting Time: Writers will receive an acceptance or rejection no later than one month prior to publication date. Submissions will open every quarter with a new guest editor. Writers are encouraged to submit again during the open submission periods. Please limit your submissions to one story per submission period.

Reading Fee: None

Submit one unpublished story of up to 5,300 words (please include word count), double spaced, numbered pages, written in English in a standard 12-pt. font (Times, Garamond, etc). Please limit your submission to one story per submission period.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but please withdraw work immediately through Submittable if accepted elsewhere. You will find the "Withdraw" button in the upper right corner of your submission. Only unpublished works will be considered. 

Eligibility: Submissions are open to writers anywhere in the world who write in English.

Rights: Prime Number Magazine will be granted First Serial Rights, including the right to permanently archive the accepted work. After the work is published, all rights revert to the author.
Payment: Writers living in the United States will receive a free copy of the guest judge's book from Press 53. Writers living outside the United States receive no compensation other than publication.
Questions/Comments should be directed to Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher and Editor in Chief, at

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