Circus Book

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Circus Book - Fiction Submissions - August 9 deadline

Circus Book, an online literary journal, is looking for original and compelling prose pieces for its upcoming issues. Open submissions for fiction will continue until August 9, 2014.

Circus Book is not aiming for a single, homogenized aesthetic; we embrace difference and do not intend to limit submissions according to a set of stylistic restrictions. If we are moved by a work, then we will consider publishing it. We therefore accept an eclectic blend of fiction: from gritty to magical, minimal to verbose, conventional to experimental. No genre fiction, please.

Because we showcase one fiction author a month across four weeks, we would prefer submissions in one of the following forms:

  • one longer piece at 7000 words (~28 pg) max,
  • two pieces at 3500 words (~14 pg) max each,
  • or four shorter pieces at 1750 words (~7 pg) max each.

Please submit to Circus Book through Submittable, at the following address:

If you have any questions, you can contact Dylan Winchock, the fiction editor, at the following address:

You can visit the Circus Book website at