STORYGLOSSIA Submission Guidelines

Guidelines updated February 20, 2014.

Temporarily closed to submissions.

Please read the last few issues before submitting.

STORYGLOSSIA has published a lot of new writers over the years and would love to be your first, so if you are unpublished don't be shy about saying so when you submit.

What to Submit

Fiction less than 5000 words.

Simultaneous submissions are OK—as long as notice is given as soon as the piece is accepted elsewhere.

How to Submit

Send your submission via email to editor AT storyglossia DOT com. No attachments, they will be returned unread. Just put the text of your piece in the body of the email. Include "Fiction Submission" in the subject of the email message.

Response Time

Response time will typically be within a month, usually much quicker, and will be an email reply to your submission. If accepted, the story will generally appear in the next issue, that is, within two months. Occasionally a story will be held over for the following issue if we think it will be a better fit, but you will be notified in advance if that is the case.

Please report your response times at Duotrope's Digest.

                      Report your response times at Duotrope's Digest

We look forward to your submissions.

Steven J. McDermott
Editor & publisher, STORYGLOSSIA
editor AT storyglossia DOT com



No payment at this time. By accepting the publication offer you grant Storyglossia one-time electronic rights to publish the story in the issue indicated in your acceptance letter, and to maintain a copy in the archives. You retain all other rights and your copyright notice will appear with the story. If you re-publish the piece later, please acknowledge that it was first published in Storyglossia.


Email is the primary means for Storyglossia to communicate with authors who submit. Your email address and other contact information is strictly confidential and used only by Storyglossia and it is not provided to others (including agents, editors, etc.) without your express permission. Other than submission notification and publication correspondence, authors may occasionally be sent announcements pertaining to Storyglossia, such as publication of issues or calls for submissions. You will be removed from such mailing lists upon request.