The Mighty Line is Marlowe and Company's monthly magazine. Each issue features one quality short story and one article, essay, or interview on the subject of writing, publishing, or art in general.

Our goal is to support authors of short fiction while making literature more relevant to non-academic audiences. To that end, we pay $25 for accepted submissions* regardless of length, and host the magazine's current issue online for free. Submission fees pay our Submittable bills and ensure we can continue paying writers.

Access to back issues and behind the scenes content is available to those looking to support our mission with a small monthly donation.


Multiple submissions are fine. Simulataneous submissions are acceptable as long as you withdraw your submission as soon as it is accepted elsewhere.


*Must be able to accept payment by PayPal

Guidelines

The Mighty Line is looking for artwork to feature on its cover and throughout its magazine. We are looking for photography, paintings, sculptures, collages, anything creatively and artisticly rendered as an image. We are not looking for nudity, graphic violence, or obscene images.

  • High definition (Photos must have a high resolution to not appear blurry in the magazine)
  • At least four photos

Payment

The Mighty Line pays $25 for accepted submissions. Submitters must be able to accept payment by PayPal. 

We are limited in the number of free submissions we can offer. Though we do not review tip jar submissions more favorably, tipping by submitting under this form not only supports us as a publicly accesible venue for emerging writers, it gives financially disadvantaged artists the opportunity to submit their work.

Guidelines

Mighty Line Magazine is looking for quality fiction that pairs refined storytelling with immediate cultural relevance. Flash submissions are welcome. Anything that tells a compelling story in less than 4,000 words is welcome. Multiple submissions are fine. Simultaneous submissions are fine so long as you withdraw your submission as soon as it is accepted elsewhere.

Payment

The Mighty Line pays $25 for accepted submissions. Submitters must be able to accept payment by PayPal.

Checklist

  • Less than 4,000 words
  • For Flash, 3 stories totalling less than 4,000 words
  • Times New Roman 12 point font
  • 1" Margins
  • Double Spaced
  • Pages Numbered
  • .dox / .docx format

Expedited submissions jump to the front of the reviewing line. In exchange for your $6 donation, we will do everything we can to review your submission within one week, and promise to respond to your submission within two weeks at the latest.

Guidelines

Mighty Line Magazine is looking for quality fiction that pairs refined storytelling with immediate cultural relevance. Flash submissions are welcome. Anything that tells a compelling story in less than 4,000 words is welcome. Multiple submissions are fine. Simultaneous submissions are fine so long as you withdraw your submission as soon as it is accepted elsewhere.

Payment

The Mighty Line pays $25 for accepted submissions. Submitters must be able to accept payment by PayPal.

Checklist

  • Less than 4,000 words
  • For Flash, 3 stories totalling less than 4,000 words
  • Times New Roman 12 point font
  • 1" Margins
  • Double Spaced
  • Pages Numbered
  • .dox / .docx format

To thank you for your $10 donation to The Mighty Line, we'll respond your submission with a 500 word essay critiquing the technical and stylistic elements of your story. Our feedback will identify the strengths and weaknesses of your work and make suggestions for improving it.

Guidelines

Mighty Line Magazine is looking for quality fiction that pairs refined storytelling with immediate cultural relevance. Flash submissions are welcome. Anything that tells a compelling story in less than 4,000 words is welcome. Multiple submissions are fine. Simultaneous submissions are fine so long as you withdraw your submission as soon as it is accepted elsewhere.

Payment

The Mighty Line pays $25 for accepted submissions. Submitters must be able to accept payment by PayPal.

Checklist

  • Less than 4,000 words
  • For Flash, 3 stories totalling less than 4,000 words
  • Times New Roman 12 point font
  • 1" Margins
  • Double Spaced
  • Pages Numbered
  • .dox / .docx format
The Mighty Line