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The Massachusetts Review - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

We seek a balance between established writers and promising new ones. We're interested in material of variety and vitality relevant to the intellectual and aesthetic questions of our time. We aspire to have a broad appeal; our commitment, in part regional, is not provincial.?? "Inspired pages are not written to fill space, but for inevitable utterance; and to such our Journal is freely and solicitously open." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

This market charges fees to submit.

Market Submission Schedule
  • General submission window - Oct 1, 2022 thru Apr 30, 2023 (Ends 206 days from now)
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: authors who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color - May 1, 2023 thru Sep 30, 2023 (Begins 206 days from now)

Market Genres

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

Short Story
1000 to 2000 words
5 cents/word

Short Story
2000 to 3000 words
3 cents/word

Short Story
3000 to 5000 words
2 cents/word

Short Story
5000 to 7500 words
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 180 days

Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 11 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 76 | Average: 157.62 | Median: 130 | Max: 375
9.09% - avg 375 days
63.63% - avg 126 days (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 5 pending responses. (0 min | 3 average | 4 median | 5 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 20 January 2013

Last officially checked: 19 June 2022

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