Submission Guidelines

Blank Fiction Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our first three issues! The themes for each are: Literary Fiction, Noir Fiction and Science Fiction.  The Literary Fiction issue will be published November 1 in the iTunes Newsstand & App Store.


Our first reading period is August 15 – October 15, so get your fingers typing.


Please send all submissions to and specify the topic in the subject line.  (i.e. “I’m tryin’ to rep Noir Fiction, brah!”) We’ll know what you mean.


Stories should provide a solid understanding of the traditional practices of the genre, especially if they haven’t been established yet or you are going to disregard them completely.  Also, submissions should not exceed 15,000 words.  Since we are being somewhat generous with the length, we reserve the right to stop reading at any time – so keep us interested!


While we accept simultaneous submissions, we do so with the understanding that you will let us know as soon as your story has been accepted elsewhere.  We request this information so that we can eliminate your piece from our pile and send you a congratulatory email.  We know what a big deal it is to be published… anywhere.


If you are chosen to be in one of our issues, we retain exclusive rights for six months from the date of publication.  After that, it’s all yours again.


All submissions are appreciated and will be responded to in the positive, negative or “Please, please, please, can we keep this for a later issue?” within 90 days of their arrival.  If you do not hear from us within 90 days, don’t hesitate to send a follow-up query to



Blank Checks


Blank Fiction Magazine is proud to support all of our writers with a $50 honorarium for their contribution.  While this payment is already substantial for a new and independent literary magazine, it is not as high as our staff would like.  If our revenue stream grows enough to keep us in the black, a major percentage of those profits will be going back into our contributors, we promise.


The reasoning behind this is two-fold.  First, we want to be able to attract better writing to pass on to our readers.  Second, Blank Fiction Magazine – and everyone that works on it – cares deeply about today’s writing culture and would like to help raise the bar in regards to compensation.  Writing is a tough gig and we want to show you we appreciate your effort.  That being said, earn your keep and send us some great literature!


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