Ends on June 30, 2018


Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication) is now open for submissions for short fiction. Our guest judge will select three stories by three writers for publication in Issue 139, October 1, 2018

Guest Short Fiction Editor: Jodi Paloni, author of They Could Live with Themselves (Press 53), runner-up in the 2014 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction.

Submission period: JApril 1 – June 30, 2018, Eastern Standard 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Submit one unpublished story, no more than 5000 words, written in English and double spaced in a standard 12-pt. font (Times, Garamond, etc). Please limit your submissions to one story per submission period.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please withdraw work immediately through Submittable if accepted elsewhere. Only unpublished works will be considered.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 published story. After the work is published, all rights revert back 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 Kevin@Press53.com.

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