Quarterly literary magazine EPOCH has opened its annual reading period to receive literary works that are of high literary merit.
Editor Michael Koch welcomes fiction (both literary and graphic), essays, short stories, and graphic art. He is open to all styles of fiction, including speculative and experimental. He will accept flash fiction up to novella size stories. You can submit one story per submission.
The poetry editor is open to all styles, including short and long-form poetry. You can submit up to five poems per submission. Word length is open.
Submissions must be original pieces of work and unpublished.
Payment: $50/poem (minimum rate); and up to $150/story or essay. Rates increase for novellas and longer stories.
EPOCH published its first issue in 1947 and has been publishing an issue each quarter since then with the support of Cornell University’s Creative Writing Program. Last year EPOCH won three O. Henry Awards in recognition of short stories of remarkable excellence.
Submissions close April 15, 2017. Read EPOCH’s submission guidelines