Mission

Delay is a venue for good short fiction. It publishes one-sitting stories that convey the weirdness of being. In Delay, experimental and formally traditional writing can coexist, but nothing supersedes the primacy of craft. 

Submission Guidelines

Formatting should be neat and sensible.  Length should be dictated by subject matter, but generally concise.

Reading Fee

Delay asks for a $3 reading fee to defray costs associated with web hosting and Submittable.

Release Schedule

Delay publishes on an irregular calendar to align with peak travel times: August, November, December and March.

Payment

Delay pays contributors $50 per story, regardless of length.

All published stories available at delayfiction.org.
Mission
Delay is a venue for good short fiction. It publishes one-sitting stories that share the weirdness of being. In Delay, experimental and formally traditional writing can coexist, but nothing supersedes the primacy of craft.
Submission Guidelines
For consideration, please submit an unpublished work of short fiction (1,000 - 6,000 words). Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Formatting should be neat and sensible.
Payment
Delay pays contributors $50 per story, regardless of length.  
Reading Fee
Delay asks for a $3 reading fee to defray costs associated with web hosting and Submittable.
Publication
Published stories will be released at delayfiction.org.

 

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