SUBMISSIONS 10/27/2018: Chris and Jennifer are headed west. We’re driving to the desert with our dog Betty. We are still taking submissions–we like to read to each other in the car–but we may take about 1-2 weeks longer than our usual 3-4 to respond. GENERAL GUIDELINES Email submissions to X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine at email@example.com We want prose only. No poetry, please. Send your work as .doc or .docx files. Keep fiction under 2,000 words. One piece per submission, please. Wait until you hear from us before you submit again. You may submit your work elsewhere, no problem. Please include in your doc and the subject line of your email: [YOUR LAST NAME], [TITLE], [SPECIFY: FICTION, NONFICTION, INTERVIEW, etc.] [WORD COUNT] We shoot for a response time of 2-4 weeks. We’re kind about it, but genre fiction might find a better home elsewhere. We’d love for you to look around before submitting. Have at it. NONFICTION & LITERARY EPHEMERA Try us. If it’s not strictly prose, send us a query or a sample. So far, we really like and this and this . this GRITTY BITS & BOBS By submitting to us, you grant us first electronic rights and non-exclusive archival rights. All submissions remain the intellectual property of the artist. Rights revert to author upon publication. We’d love if you’d credit us if your work first appeared here. Work previously published in print only welcome if in no violation of original rights. You’ll feel really good if you check out these kick-ass authors . Exposure to the website carries a small risk of radiation poisoning. We suggest wearing a lead apron while submitting.