Submission Guidelines:



Here at McCoy’s we encourage writers of all backgrounds and writing styles to submit. If you have something good, unprecedented, unique to you as a writer, we want to read it! 

  • We don’t care about word limits. Long and short stories alike interest us. 

  • Genre stories are welcome, but they must do more than check genre boxes. They must stand out. 

  • Experiment however you like; we want to read something we’ve never read before. 

Send Word docs or PDFs to Use “FICTION SUBMISSION” in the subject line. 

  • We hope to respond with our decision within a month. However, we can sometimes take longer. Feel free to inquire after five weeks. 

  • We pay $20 per story. 

  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome. 

  • We do not publish reprints. 

  • Individual feedback is offered to our Patrons through More information about becoming a patron can be found here. This is a way to support the magazine and help us grow.

We look forward to reading your work!