Prime Number Magazine
is a publication of 
Press 53
PO Box 30314,
Winston-Salem NC 27130
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Prime Number Magazine is a publication of Press 53, PO Box 30314, Winston-Salem, NC 27130

Prime Number seeks to publish distinctive work, regardless of theme, form, or style. Contributors will include both emerging and established writers. Quarterly online issues will feature fiction, non-fiction, poetry, book-reviews, interviews, and essays on craft. 

Between issues we will, from time to time, post Prime Decimals, consisting of flash fiction, flash non-fiction, and shorter poems. The annual print issue will include the editors’ selections from work that has appeared in the quarterly issues and Prime Decimals.

  • We will only accept submissions uploaded through the links below. Please do not send submissions as attachments to emails. 

  • Only original work will be considered. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please inform us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. 

  • Please limit your submissions to three in a year. 

  • We will use our best efforts to respond to submissions within two months, but occasionally it will take a little longer.

Contributors will receive no cash compensation. Contributors whose work is included in the print annual will also receive one copy of the annual, along with the opportunity to purchase additional copies at a discount. (Proceeds from the print annual will be used to defray the cost of the magazine.) Contributors will grant, via a simple agreement, electronic serial rights, including perpetual archiving, plus first North American serial rights (for the print annual).

Fiction:  We are currently closed to submissions of fiction, including both short stories and flash.

NonfictionWe are currently closed to submissions of nonfiction.

Book reviews and interviewsWe are currently closed to submissions of book reviews and interviews. 

Poetry:  We are currently closed to submissions of poetry

Have a question about submitting to Prime Number that isn't addressed to the left?

Contact our editors.
General Inquiries
Clifford Garstang
Poetry Editor
Valerie Nieman
Fiction Editor
Jon Chopan

Nonfiction Editor
Amy Monticello