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

This form is for writers looking for constructive feedback on their submissions. For your extra support of the Mighty Line, we will respond to your story with a 500 word critique addressing technical and stylistic elements of the piece.

Guidelines

Mighty Line Magazine is looking for quality literary fiction that pairs refined storytelling with immediate cultural relevance. Genre fiction is discouraged, but stories that transcend their genre will be considered. Writers are paid $25 per accepted work regardless of length.* 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.*Submitters must be able to accept payment by PayPal

Checklist

  • 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. For your extra support of the Mighty Line, we'll be extra fast in responding to your submission!

Guidelines

Mighty Line Magazine is looking for quality literary fiction that pairs refined storytelling with immediate cultural relevance. Genre fiction is discouraged, but stories that transcend their genre will be considered. Writers are paid $25 per accepted work regardless of length.* 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.*Submitters must be able to accept payment by PayPal

Checklist

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

Guidelines

Mighty Line Magazine is looking for quality literary fiction that pairs refined storytelling with immediate cultural relevance. Genre fiction is discouraged, but stories that transcend their genre will be considered. Writers are paid $25 per accepted work regardless of length.* 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.

*Submitters must be able to accept payment by PayPal

Checklist

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