Written by Ella Peary

The Forge: Now Seeking Submissions of Fiction and Nonfiction

The Forge is a weekly online journal founded by the international writers’ forum, The Fiction Forge. They are seeking fiction and nonfiction from both emerging and established authors. They publish one story each week chosen by members of The Fiction Forge writers’ forum, which boasts numerous award-winning authors.

All submissions are read blind by volunteer readers. Then, submissions selected by the readers are considered by two “Editors of the Month.” Since the editors rotate monthly, The Forge publishes a wide range of forms and styles. The only requirement for publication is outstanding craft. To get a feel for the journal you can read past publications online.

The Forge has been published weekly since 2016, and they accept submissions year-round. They aim to respond to submissions within three months.

Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit one story. The Forge prefers stories 3,000 words or fewer; however, they sometimes publish exceptional stories up to 5,000 words. They have an affinity for flash and micro prose. They don’t publish poetry.

The Forge pays $50 for every piece of writing they publish, no matter the length. They only publish one story per author per year. Currently, they publish stories four to six months after they accept them.

The Forge accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Forge, please visit their website at https://forgelitmag.com/submit/.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant who works for Authors Publish. Over the past five years she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copy writer and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.



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