We'd love for you to look around before submitting. Familiarizing yourself with the work we publish really is your best bet. Please see more detailed guidelines below in the category-specific sections.


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. 


All correspondence regarding submissions should be done here, via Submittable. If you have any questions unrelated to your submission, feel free to email xraylitmag@gmail.com.

When you submit, you'll also receive an email about subscribing to our newsletter. If you ignore it, we won't bother you! If you opt-in, we may send infrequent (maybe quarterly) updates about what we're up to, and you'll be able to unsubscribe at any time.

  • Submit up to three pieces—each no more than 500 words—in one document, please.
  • Wait until you hear from us before you submit again.
  • You may simultaneously submit your work elsewhere, no problem.
  • We shoot for a response time of 2-5 weeks.
  • We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it.
OUR FLASH FICTION SWEET SPOT

While we will look at any Flash Fiction submissions up to 2000 words, our sweet spot is 500-1200 words.

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

ONCE YOU FIND THE SWEET SPOT

  • One piece per submission, please.
  • Wait until you hear from us before you submit again.
  • You may simultaneously submit your work elsewhere, no problem.
  • We shoot for a response time of 2-5 weeks.
  • We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it.
OUR SHORT STORY SWEET SPOT

While we will look at any short story submissions up to 7500 words, our sweet spot is 4000-6000 words.

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

ONCE YOU FIND THE SWEET SPOT

  • One piece per submission, please.
  • Wait until you hear from us before you submit again.
  • You may simultaneously submit your work elsewhere, no problem.
  • We shoot for a response time of 3-8 weeks.
  • We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it.

OUR CNF FLASH SWEET SPOT

While we will look at any CNF Flash submissions up to 2000 words, our sweet spot is 500-1200 words.

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


ONCE YOU FIND THE SWEET SPOT

  • One piece per submission, please.
  • Wait until you hear from us before you submit again.
  • You may simultaneously submit your work elsewhere, no problem.
  • We shoot for a response time of 2-5 weeks.
  • We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it.


OUR SWEET SPOT IN THIS CATEGORY

While we will look at any CNF submissions up to 7500 words, our sweet spot for these longer pieces is 4000-6000 words.

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

ONCE YOU FIND THE SWEET SPOT

  • One piece per submission, please.
  • Wait until you hear from us before you submit again.
  • You may simultaneously submit your work elsewhere, no problem.
  • We shoot for a response time of 3-8 weeks.
  • We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it.


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