Prime Number Magazine (a Press 53 publication) is now open for submissions of short fiction to be published in Issue 173, on April 1, 2020.
Guest Short Fiction Editor: Clifford Garstang, co-founding editor of Prime Number Magazine and author of the Library of Virginia Award-winning What the Zhang Boys Know, as well as the award-winning In an Uncharted Country. Clifford is also editor of the award-winning, three-volume anthology series Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet.
Submission period: October 1 – December 30, 2019 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Submit one unpublished story of up to 5,300 words (please include word count), double spaced, numbered pages, written in English in a standard 12-pt.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 Only unpublished works will be considered.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 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.