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This category is to submit up to 4 INDIVIDUAL FICTION PIECES to consider for the Luminaire Award for Best Prose and open-reading publication on our daily literary journal, The Coil. Journalism, personal essays, creative nonfiction, and memoir should be submitted to other categories. This is NOT the place for full book manuscripts.

Each submission comes with a complimentary digital copy of our latest short-story release, Remapping Wonderland, a collection of 30 classic fairytales retold by 27 BIPOC writers.

Read individual fiction guidelines here.

Read fiction we have previously published here.

Do not put your name or any identifying marks inside the file, in the title, or in the file name.

•No cover pages with contact information or acknowledgments within the file.

•Soft word-limit guideline of 3,000 words.

•Submit up to 4 stories in a single document.

We pay a tiny token (~ $10) for all the work we accept. We currently have over 69k readers.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.