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Forge Literary Magazine

Note: remove identifying information from manuscript for anonymous judging.

Note: do not submit more than one piece per month.
Note: if your work is accepted, wait six months after publication to submit again.

We are open to all genres as long as the story has literary merit.

This market is temporarily closed.

This market charges fees to submit.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Oct 1, 2022 thru Nov 30, 2022 (Begins 2 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jan 1, 2023 thru Aug 31, 2023 (Begins 94 days from now)

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
7 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
3 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 3000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
3000 to 5000 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 120 days

Market Response Data
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This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 97 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 1 | Average: 11.79 | Median: 7 | Max: 91
1.03% - avg 37 days
95.87% - avg 11 days (20.43% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 2 pending responses. (58 min | 72 average | 72 median | 86 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.

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Listing added: 5 January 2016

Last officially checked: 1 September 2022

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