NOTES does not have genre restrictions but we do have very specific desires in terms of style. We publish stories that celebrate a blending of the best qualities from both ‘literary' and 'mainstream' stylings.
We don't want to read a story that leaves us thinking, "That was beautifully written... but what was the point?" Entertainment qualities should be combined with the thoughtful prose and unique language often found in the "literary" genre.
NOTES celebrates balance in the works we publish. This is our only true criteria aside from asking that your submission be in professional condition, free of typos and grammatical errors (for the most part at least) and in a legible 12 pt. font. Makes life easier on our editors!
We do prefer pieces under 3000 words for layout purposes but will work with longer stories of exceptional quality. Response should take from 1 month to 3 months depending on the number of submissions we are currently considering. However, we have no issue with simultaneous submissions and ask only that authors notify us if another publisher picks up the story.
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