Artifice is looking for previously-unpublished stories, prose works, and poems, pieces that are (as the name implies) aware of their own artifice.

Artifice believes, for reasons that we do not want to go into here, that 1 to 14 pages is about the right length for a short story. Artifice is unlikely to accept stories or prose works over 16 pages (unless something strange and fascinating is happening on every single one of those pages). Artifice is, however, slightly more likely than most publications to accept your long poem (though over 8 pages is pushing it). Generally, we like to keep things quick and eclectic. However, we reserve the right to publish anything of any length so long as it fits our aesthetic.

If you’re planning on sending us something over thirty pages, query first.

Please submit only one file at a time, and please wait until you hear back from us before submitting again. If you're planning to send over 30 pages, please query first.

We don't really distinguish between prose and poetry submissions. If you'd like to tell us what you consider your piece to be, that's fine, if not, that's okay too.

Your cover letter should include the names of the pieces you're submitting as well as a brief bio.

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