As of January 16, 2016 ~ The fiction team will provide you with at least one paragraph of constructive feedback on your piece, holding to what we perceive as being within the best interests of the work. You will receive this feedback within 31 days of submission. If the 31 day mark falls on the weekend or a holiday, you can expect a response on the next business day.
It is our intent to treat all writers with respect, honoring their passion for the world of fiction.
Micro-fiction: up to 300 words. May include up to 3 pieces in one submission.
Flash fiction: up to 1,000 words.
Short Story: up to 8,000 words.
Please include word count on the first page. Please double space your manuscript and use standard formatting.
Please make sure that you have used only one space after a period and not two spaces after a period.
You must remove all personal identifying information from your manuscript and file name. We have to automatically reject any work submitted with biographical data included in the manuscript. Thank you.
Please familiarize yourself with how to work with your manuscript in Microsoft Word Tracked Changes. We do edit all accepted prose pieces and will expect you to know how to use Tracked Changes. We simply no longer have the time to provide personal tutorials on Microsoft Word.
If you are looking for more feedback please see Expedited Fiction w/ Feedback or our Private Editorial Services category for line-by-line editing.