Guidelines & Submissions

How to submit your work.

Reading Period

Our reading period is from August 1st to December 1st only. 

Works Accepted

  • We are open to literary fiction on any subject or theme.
  • We read stories up to 13,000 words.
  • We accept flash fiction.
  • We showcase new writers as well as established writers.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted.

Submission Cost

Due to the cost of maintaining our online submission platform, we charge a service fee of $3 per submission. This is for online submissions only; mail submissions will remain free.

Submitting your Work


Please submit your work through Submittable. Please double space and use 12-pt font. Include word count at top of document.

By Mail

Please send manuscripts with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Chris Fink, Editor-in-Chief
Beloit Fiction Journal
Box 11, Beloit College
700 College Street
Beloit, WI 53511

If sending multiple submissions, please send us one story at a time with a self-addressed, stamped envelope with each.

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