About: Essays & Fictions publishes fictional essay, reflective essay, academic rhetorical essay, literary essay, narrative essay, linear fiction, non-linear fiction, essayistic fiction, cultural criticism, compositional criticism, or any blend thereof.
Seeking submissions: works of fiction and/or essay, not to exceed 10,000 words. Fiction should not be in the American Realist style (Raymond Carver). Essay should not be straight memoir (Mary Karr). Open to all disciplines, ideologies, etc. Work need only be interesting. Submissions should not (and will not) be labeled essay or fiction. Brief “cover sheet” if you’d like.
We read: Feb 1 to May 31 for the fall issue and Sept 1 to Dec 31 for the spring issue. We do not accept simultaneous submissions, but guarantee a response within a few days of the end of the reading period.