We accept short story submissions year-round and from anywhere in the world. Send us your best work. We'd love to read it.
Published online and in the Premium Edition.
+Carve is seeking good honest fiction in the form of short stories.
+We want emotional jeopardy, soul, and honesty.
+Craft and control are tantamount to our connection to the characters.
+We highly recommend reading recent stories to get an idea of what we’re looking for.
+We pay fiction contributors $100 and offer feedback on 5-10% of declined submissions.
+We ask for first-publication rights for online and print.
+Read our full guidelines and submit via Submittable ($3).
+We also accept submissions by mail for free. Include a SASE and cover letter.
+Mail to: Carve Magazine Submissions | PO Box 701510 | Dallas, TX 75370
Decline/Accept (formerly reject!)
Featured in the Premium Edition with listings online.
+We want to support all writers, even the ones we don't publish.
+If we decline(d) your story and it's accepted elsewhere, let us know.
+We might ask to feature an excerpt and a recap of your experience in our Premium Edition.
+If we decline(d) your piece and it hasn't been accepted elsewhere yet, consider this a list of suggestions for where to send your story next.
+You may also opt to use our Literary Services to get an in-depth critique from an editor.
Most Recent Decline / Accept Listings - 2015
|Name||Story Title||Accepted Publication|
|Kathleen Balma||Stopping Time Is Not as Useful as We Thought||Fugue|
|Janelle Drumwright||Biopsy the Day of the Boston Bombings||Naugatuck River Review|
|Zack O'Neill||A New Nomad||SNReview|
|Andrew Bertaina||I Still Love You From the Other Side of this Bottle of Whiskey||Journal of Microliterature|
|Gerri Brightwell||The Joke||Copper Nickel|
Withdraw A Submission
+To withdraw a Submittable submission, log into your account and select "Withdraw" next to the submission.
+To withdraw a snail mail submission, fill out the withdraw form here.