Submission Guidelines

WE DO NOT ACCEPT 3rd or 2nd person stories, ONLY FIRST PERSON.

Anything written in 3rd or 2nd person will be automatically rejected.

We take first person fiction up to 6,500 words for any genre. Please submit your work as a word docx. doc. of rtf. in Standard Manuscript Formatting. (Google it if you’re not sure what that is: William Shunn is your go-to.)

Make sure your story is ready. We do not mind a request to change one or two small things after sending an acceptance, but a list of 20 changes is never okay and likely to get you put on our shit list. We have more important things to do that email you back and forth about minor changes that do not matter to the reader. (Yes, this has happened)

Submit by email only to:

Please put, “Submission,” in the subject line and address it, “To the editor.”

We ask for First Rights as we are a digital publication but aim to publish a year-in-review print edition for 2020 if there is enough reader interest. If said interest is fulfilled, each contributor will receive a PDF copy. We cannot offer pay at this time. Me First Magazine respects all authors and is working hard to get at least a token payment implemented.

Previously published work can be considered as long as the author holds the rights, but we are no longer allowing simultaneous submissions.

We’re not opposed to pushing the envelope but hate child molesters, misandry, misogyny, and animal abuse. Do NOT test us on this. Freedom of speech is very dear to Me First Magazine, but so is intelligence and decency.   

Your stories will receive a free edit to meet our standards.

Thank you!