Freight Stories

Submission Guidelines

Freight Stories seeks to publish the finest contemporary fiction. Send us your stories, shorts, stand-alone novel excerpts, and novellas. We receive a surprising number of very long stories and novellas in our inbox; though we welcome longer works, please consider sending shorter material as well.

We do not publish work that exists solely for readers of romance, mystery, crime, erotica, or other genres you can name; we do, however, happily consider works of literary fiction that employ the tools of successful genre fiction in their exploration of rich characters.

Fiction of all lengths and styles is welcome. We wish only that your work be driven by the exploration of the lives of believable, compelling characters, and that it help to illuminate, broaden, or in some way enrich its readers’ perspectives.

We do not consider work that has been previously published in any form. Submit only one story at a time. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.

As is the case with many literary magazines, we cannot offer payment to our authors, though we hope to in the future.

We welcome submissions year-round and hope to respond within three months. Submissions of more than 40 manuscript pages will require extra time, up to six months or more.

Submit your best work via our online submission manager, powered by Submittable.


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