Longshot Island: Now Seeking Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | June 22, 2017

Longshot Island is a print and online magazine headquartered in Eugene, Oregon that focuses on publishing short stories. Sometimes they also publish poetry, vignettes, nonfiction, reviews, interviews, and art. They like smart, well-crafted writing that is a pleasure to read. They look for stories with memorable characters, meaningful metaphors, creative descriptions, and engaging emotional content. Longshot Island submits their magazine to the O. Henry Prize for consideration, and nominates the best stories of the year for the Pushcart Prize. All submissions are considered for both the online and print publication. To get a sense of what they like, you can read Longshot Island online.

Longshot Island is published quarterly in print, and at the end of the year, the best stories are collected in an anthology. They also publish online content frequently. They accept submissions year-round. Authors published in Longshot Island receive five print copies of the magazine.

They recently became a paying market. They pay 1 cent a word for fiction and nonfiction that they publish in print and half a cent a word for reviews and poetry. Art and photography they pay for on a case by case basis.

Fiction authors may submit as many short stories as they want, 1,000 to 5,000 words in length. Multiple submissions are welcome. Authors of poetry, vignettes, nonfiction, reviews, and interviews may submit anything, and Longshot Island says, “We’ll talk about it.”

Longshot Island accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, and they also welcome previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Longshot Island, please visit their website at http://www.longshotisland.com/submissions/.