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 whose work is included in the print annual will receive one copy of the annual, but no other compensation will be paid. (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).
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Prose: We will consider short fiction and essays of no more than 5,000 words (4,000 words for craft essays), on any subject, in any style. Submit only one prose submission at a time, or up to three flash pieces (no more than 750 words each).. For book reviews and interviews please query the Book Review Editor first.
Poetry: The online quarterly issues of the magazine will feature poets in depth, with three to five poets represented, as well as reviews and interviews. The Prime Decimal supplements between issues will feature single poems. Contributors may submit up to three poems at a time.
Cover Art: Each issue of the magazine will include one or more photographs or other pieces of art representing the number of that issue. Look at past issues for examples.
Books for Review: Authors and publishers who wish to have their books considered for review should send review copies to the Book Review Editor, Prime Number Magazine, 4708 29th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410. PDF and digital copies may be sent to Books@PrimeNumberMagazine.com. We are not able to review self-published books.