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In Uncategorized on December 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm


We at Prime Mincer seek fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. We desire first, and foremost, solid, well-crafted and intelligent work, and beyond that are very open minded as far as form and style. Our hope is to push the creative envelope, give artists a place to take risks, and to bring a fresh, modern feel to the world of creative writing. To clarify, this does not mean that we publish only the strange and extraordinary. We love traditional fiction, but want to allow it to breathe and flourish outside of the confines of the creative writing workshop. Prime Mincer is a place to play, explore, create and exhibit, and we invite you to bring your most interesting work forward.

Feel free to submit regardless of your current publication or academic status. Although we plan on publishing established writers, we are excited at the prospect of getting first dibs on new talent, so submit away.

We appreciate an introductory letter and short bio with each piece. Although we accept magical realism and the unusual, we do not publish fantasy, sci-fi or any other standard genre writing. We do not accept mailed submissions, please submit through our online submission manager. Our deadline for open submissions for the first edition is February 15th, 2010.

The submission manager can be accessed here.

  1. If you can’t afford to pay writers, you should consider accepting previously published material. I put out new short stories regularly, but since most paying markets require unpublished material, I can’t afford to send it first to non-paying markets.

    • Harvey,

      Thank you for the comment! Unfortunately, we’re putting this magazine out (as many other’s do) with our own money. For us, this is simply a labor of love. We’re pricing issues to simply try to recoup as much as possible of the printing and mailing costs. Our goal is to put out a quality product at an affordable price and eventually (and that’s a big eventually) get enough subscribers to make the magazine something close to self-sufficient. We cannot (though we would love to!) pay our contributors in anything other than print copies at this time. And yes, in order to keep the quality as high as possible, we do require previously unpublished work. We are truly sorry that this means we might not get a chance to publish your work.

      Peter Lucas

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