We look for works of short fiction and indeterminate prose. Like our name suggests, we are interested in literary art that manages brevity without sacrificing fullness. We like narrative, but we also like work that uses form to express something about the time in which we live.
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Submissions are open for two weeks and two days! Get them in by May 27!

We are most interested in works fewer than 1,000 words, but we will publish works with higher word counts if they are exceptional.

If we accept your submission, you'll be asked to submit a companion piece to be included alongside your prose.

Send unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine. Being a writer is hard.

Please limit submissions to three pieces if they are longish. Five if they are shortish. If you submit more than one piece, please include them all in one document.

At this time, matchbook is able to pay $20 per accepted website submission.