Submissions

Guidelines

96th of October appears quarterly. We will respond to submissions with startling rapidity. The price of this efficiency is our use of a delicately phrased but still impersonal form rejection letter, for which we apologize. We would do otherwise had we but world enough and time.

Stories should be from 1,000 to 10,000 words in length. Individual poems should be of a length that can be read in five minutes or less. We don’t include more than 10 pages of poetry per issue, so that should be the upward limit for a poetry submission. All submissions should be accompanied by a brief bio, links to the pages that make up your online presence, and a picture of you or that you feel represents you. You may include an illustration that you feel complements your work, though its use will be at our discretion.

Artwork is also welcome, as are music and video, though the last two will need to be posted on YouTube for us to link to.

We do not at present offer compensation for your work, though this will change if the magazine outgrows its entirely free format. Simultaneous submissions and submission of work that has appeared elsewhere is allowed.

Submissions should be included in the body of the email, which should be sent here.

And before you send your work, please ask yourself, is it weird enough?

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