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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
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: authors who are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color - May 1, 2021 thru Sep 30, 2021 (Ends 5 days from now)
  • General Submission Window - Oct 21, 2021 thru Apr 30, 2022 (Begins 25 days from now)

Market Genres

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

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

7500 to 8000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
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 14 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 89 | Average: 162.36 | Median: 159 | Max: 339
78.57% - avg 162 days (9.09% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

4 pending responses (148 min | 192 average | 151 median | 318 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 20 January 2013

Last officially checked: 18 June 2021

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