Spartan considers literary prose submissions of two thousand words or less. Please read an issue before submitting.

We accept simultaneous submissions, with the request that we are notified immediately if a piece is accepted for publication elsewhere.

We do not accept multiple submissions, except in the case of linked micro fictions. For linked micro fictions, the entire series must be two thousand words or less.

To submit, paste the entire text into an email and send it to spartaneditor (at) No attachments. We only accept electronic submissions. Please do not query regarding your submitted piece until thirty days have passed.

We release online issues quarterly and short-run print issues, compiled from online prose, annually. For accepted pieces, we require non-exclusive rights for both online and print appearances.

We do not pay contributors. However, those included in the print journal receive a free contributor's copy.

We have four submission windows each year. Any pieces submitted outside of the submission windows will be deleted unread. The submission windows are:
     Fall: October through November
     Winter: January through February
     Spring: April through May
     Summer: July through August

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Ross McMeekin, Editor
Miles Wray, Assistant Editor
Seattle, WA