Response time is 4 - 6 weeks. If you wish to prioritize your submission, consider using our Tip Jar.
Each submission must be accompanied by an $8.00 reading fee which, if your submission is accepted for publication, will enter you in the Best of MFR competition for a prize of $500 in each of the four categories. Winners announced December 2019.
Please send one submission at a time and wait for a response before sending another.
We are not word count fanatics but it's probably best to keep the max word count to something in the neighborhood of 3,500. If you have got a brilliant short story that exceeds that limit, send it anyway. Most short stories will average 1500 - 3000 words. If you have a substantially shorter submission you might consider our Flash Fiction or Prose Poetry categories.
Use standard formatting, please. Keep it simple. Something like: 12pt, commonly used, black font with standard margins, double spaced.