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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 xraylitmag@gmail.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.

● You’ll feel really good if you check out these kick-ass authors.

● Exposure to the website carries a small risk of radiation poisoning. We suggest wearing a lead apron while submitting. 


MASTHEAD

Founding Editor: Jennifer Greidus @copcoat
Managing Editor: Crow Jonah Norlander @crowjonah
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Jo Varnish @JoVarnish1
Assistant Editor: Gauraa Shekhar @bloodandGauraa
Assistant Editor: Nick Farriella @nick_farriella

Assistant Editor: Tyler Dillow @brothertjd
Acquisitions Editor: Liz Crowder @lzcrowder
Consulting Editor: Chris Dankland @cdankland
Artwork: Bob Schofield @anothertower
Social Media: Sean Littlefield Chumley
Social Media: Kaitlin Hanrahan @ColdSlaw99
Reader: Tyler Dempsey @tylercdempsey
Reader: Megan Carlson @MegsCarlson


Elizabeth Crowder is a writer and law librarian based in Philadelphia, PA. She’s currently working on her first fantasy novel. She is also co-editor of The Sartorial Geek magazine. You can find her on Instagram @thelizcrowder.

Tyler Dempsey lives in Alaska where he is a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. His hobbies? Literature, mountaineering, gardening, dogs, and music.

Tyler Dillow lives in Wichita, Kansas. He writes poetry and fiction and was the Poetry Editor for Mikrokosmos/MOJO. He hopes one day to start his own press.

Nick Farriella is a writer from New Jersey. His fiction has appeared in New World Writing, McSweeney’s, Joyland, Hobart, and elsewhere. He’s on Twitter @nick_farriella

Crow Jonah Norlander lives in Maine with his wife, child, and two retired racing greyhounds.

Gauraa Shekhar lives in Manhattan with her husband and young dachshund. She is a Founding Editor of No Contact, and the Interviews Editor at Maudlin House.

Jo Varnish is raising her three kids and four rescue dogs outside of NYC. A freelance writer and literary writer, Jo is in the final stages of her MFA.

 

X-R-A-Y’S SWEET SPOTS

While we will look at any Fiction or Creative Nonfiction submission up to 7500 words, these word 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.

● 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! xraylitmag@gmail.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.

● You’ll feel really good if you check out these kick-ass authors.

● Exposure to the website carries a small risk of radiation poisoning. We suggest wearing a lead apron while submitting. 


MASTHEAD

Founding Editor
Jennifer Greidus @copcoat

Managing Editor
Crow Jonah Norlander@crowjonah

Consulting Editor
Chris Dankland @cdankland

Creative Nonfiction Editor
Jo Varnish @JoVarnish1

Assistant Fiction Editor
Gauraa Shekhar @bloodandgauraa

Assistant Fiction Editor
Tyler Dillow @brothertjd

Acquisitions Editor
Liz Crowder @lzcrowder

Social Media
Sean Littlefield Chumley

Social Media
Kaitlin Hanrahan @ColdSlaw99

Reader
Tyler Dempsey @tylercdempsey

Reader
Megan Carlson @MegsCarlson

Artwork
Bob Schofield @anothertower


Elizabeth Crowder is a writer and law librarian based in Philadelphia, PA. She’s currently working on her first fantasy novel. She is also co-editor of The Sartorial Geek magazine. You can find her on Instagram @thelizcrowder.

Tyler Dempsey lives in Alaska where he is a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. His hobbies? Literature, mountaineering, gardening, dogs, and music.

Tyler Dillow lives in Wichita, Kansas. He writes poetry and fiction and was the Poetry Editor for Mikrokosmos/MOJO. He hopes one day to start his own press.

Crow Jonah Norlander lives in Maine with his wife, child, and two retired racing greyhounds.

Jo Varnish is raising her three kids and four rescue dogs outside of NYC. A freelance writer and literary writer, Jo is in the final stages of her MFA.