Short stories and excerpts from novels should range from 2,500 words to a maximum of 12,000 words. Other prose forms (essays, reviews, etc.) should range from 500 words to 1,500 words. For poetry we prefer but do not require 100 word minimums. We prefer longer submissions since it gives us a better idea of what the writer can do. Submission is open year round. There are no deadlines or submission fees.

Submissions are accepted via Submittable. Simply use the link below or use the Submittable interface.  Please include a biographical note with your submission. We will include your biography if we post your submission. If you provide us with your photo, we will use it when we post your work. In the absence of a personal photo, we will use one of our standard photographs.

We pay all contributors. Payment is via your PayPal account. Starting with September 2016 postings, we will pay $100 for every short story or novel excerpt that we accept. For other types of submission we will pay in a range from $25 to $50. We pay promptly on the first of every month for the previous month’s posts.

Submitted work must be previously unpublished. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please inform us immediately if the work has been accepted elsewhere. For novel excerpt submissions, if your novel is being published, we advise submissions of novel excerpts to be made a minimum of six months before the publication date since we will only post accepted excerpts pre-publication. 

Do not include any graphics, designs or pictures with your submission. In your cover letter, stick to the facts and be concise.

We don’t accept unsolicited interviews or translations. All submitters must be at least 18 years of age. This submission policy is subject to updates which may not appear on listings of our policy that have been excerpted elsewhere. For all current updates of our policy, please check this site.

Welcome to Litbreak Magazine.

Short stories and excerpts from novels should range from 1,500 words to a maximum of 10,000 words. Please read our submissions policy for details.

Essays, Creative Non Fiction, Film, Music and other Reviews should range from 500 words to 1,500 words. Please see our submissions policy for details.
For book reviews, we require serious, substantive discussions of 500 to 1,500 words. See our complete submissions policy for details.
For poetry, we suggest but don’t require a minimum of one hundred words. Please consult our submissions policy for further details.
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