Submissions

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X-R-A-Y’S SWEET SPOTS

While we will look at any Fiction or Creative Nonfiction submission up to 7500 words, these words counts are our sweet spots. 

500-1200
3000-6000

If you poke at our sweet spots, we will love your bones forever.

GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • We want prose only. No poetry, please.
  • Wait until you hear from us before you submit again.
  • You may submit your work elsewhere, no problem.
  • We shoot for a response time of 3-8 weeks.
  • We’re kind about it, but genre fiction might find a better home elsewhere.
  • Serials, illustrations, comics, etc.? Try us! Query editors@xraylitmag.com.
  • We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it.
GRITTY BITS & BOBS
  • By submitting to us, if accepted, you grant us first electronic rights and non-exclusive archival rights.
  • All submissions remain the intellectual property of the artist. Rights revert to author upon publication.
  • We’d love if you’d credit us if your work first appeared here.
  • Work previously published in print only welcome if in no violation of original rights.
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  • Exposure to the website carries a small risk of radiation poisoning. We suggest wearing a lead apron while submitting.