The Rag is currently accepting submissions of short fiction. We publish as often as we discover truly compelling stories and we distribute them through our newsletter and our website as free Kindle, Epub and/or PDF downloads. We offer the standard “pro rate” for all pieces accepted for publication ($0.05/word), the average being about $225 per short story. 

We accept submissions online here via Submittable. We charge a $5.99 fee to submit online, and we provide archive access to all 6 previously published issues of The Rag. Yes, you must purchase The Rag to submit to The Rag. This fee allows us to control submission volume, pay our writers and make our magazine available to thousands of readers for free. 

Get complete access to everything The Rag has ever published for only $5.99--that's less than $1 per issue. This is a great way to get to know the kind of material we publish, a $20 value made available only to those who submit to The Rag. Here you get access to The Rag's 6 back issues--some 70 short stories and poems--available in downloadable PDF, Epub and Kindle formats.
All themes and styles accepted. Please limit to 5 pieces per submission. No cover letters are necessary (simply enter your name in the "cover letter" field). Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Previously published work is ok, but you must retain the rights to the piece. Please include full resolution images at 300 dpi. All pieces accepted for publication will be compensated with a flat rate of $50--royalties do not apply. The Rag acquires first rights for publication, and upon publication, rights revert to the artist. Please allow 30-60 days for response.