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 a free Kindle, Epub and/or PDF download. 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 the magazine available to thousands of readers for free.