Due to objectivity, Serious Magazine only publishes work of the highest quality. We want: cutting-edge, emotional jeopardy and honesty, spinal tap, characters that make us think about people, settings that make us think about places, and a strong narrative for literary fiction. We have eclectic tastes and are open to all styles of writing but please do not send us proletarian mainstream fiction, work that has not been objectively proofread by your non-literary friends and family who are often confused by your writing, or work that you do not think is of the highest quality.
Please keep your submission to a maximum of 3,000 words due to increasingly shorter attention spans and increased visibility of our online presence. Please keep your Flash Fiction to a blank screen.
As SM is a small staff of chief, managing, volunteer, associate, guest, rotating and co-editors, and, sometimes, just one stand-in “Prose” editor, please include a cover letter addressing the appropriate editor accordingly in a gender appropriate fashion.
Our response time is between 1-6 days/months and non-existent, respectively. Simultaneous submissions ok but frowned upon.
TAKE A MOMENT TO READ WHAT WE PUBLISH
If you are still confused due to either our lack or overabundance of cohesive aesthetics, please take a moment to read what we publish.
Due to a severe backlog, SM is currently on permanent hiatus.
Jacques Derrida & Roland Barthes
Clive “Jack” Lewis
The Chicago School
Marx & Engels
Kindra J. Ferriabough currently resides in Jamaica Plain, MA. Her short fiction has previously appeared in Aim Magazine and Zygote in my Coffee.