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Elixir Magazine is now accepting submissions for its innaugural issue. Our goal at Elixir is to publish thought provoking, cutting edge flash fiction, poetry and short fiction by both established writers and those who are just starting out. Make us laugh, make us cry, but most of all make us think with work that is clear, concise and full of itís own unique voice. Profanity and sexual situations are acceptable, as long as they are tastefully done and are not the main focus of your work. We are not prudes, but please remember that we have Terms of Service to bear in mind. Anything that can be easily construed as pornographic wll be rejected immediately.

General Guidelines

Please proof your work thoroughly before submitting it. Multiple spelling and grammar errors distract your reader and may be the diffence between acceptance and rejection.

Elixir Magazine does accept multiple submissions. Authors may submit one piece for consideration in each category per reading period, except for where otherwise noted.

Simultaneous submissions will not be accepted.

If you would like us to consider your work for publication, please give us the opportunity to do so before submitting it else where.

Previously published work will be considered provided the author has retained all rights.

All submissions shoud be pasted in Plain Text in the body of an email to Please provide the following information: Your name, email address, word count, the title of your work, and the category your piece should beconsidered for.

The deadline for the innaugural issue is December 31st, any entries received after the deadline, will be rejected.

Genre Guidelines

Elixir Magazine defines flash fiction as fiction of no more than 1000 words. Brevity and concise language are encouraged and entries that engage and intrigue readers while telling a complete story in a small space will be received favorably.

Elixir Magazine accepts poetry of no more than 35 lines per piece. Please single space your submissions. In this category, Elixir will accept up to three separate poems per submission. All poems must stand alone and be titled individually.

Elixir Magazine accepts short fiction of no more than 1800 words. Authors are encouraged to keep in mind the components of good flash fiction. Interesting characters, compelling situations, and a complete story are an absolute must.

What Rights We Require:

Elixir Magazine requires the right to publish your work for the issue it was submitted for.

In addition, Elixir Magazine requires the keep your work in itís archives and to include your work in any future Elixir Magazine anthology, in either print or electronic format.

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The following comments are for "Elixir Magazine Seeks Submissions"
by Bartleby

would you please advise me if I can submit a translated story of mine? as my stories are in Arabic and Iam member here, can I participate too in this magazine and submit one of my translated stories?
thanks for telling me

( Posted by: najwanajati [Member] On: October 21, 2004 )

Please feel free to submit any work you have. As long as it is in a language that we can read and follows the above guidelines, we will consider it for inclusion into the magazine.

Thanks for your interest.


( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: October 21, 2004 )

"Previously published work will be considered provided the author has retained all rights."

So would that include anything we have posted on lit? We retain all the rights, correct?


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: October 21, 2004 )

you are correct

Since Lit retains no rights to your work and it remains your property, Elixir will be more than happy to consider any and all work published here.

Any other questions you have concerning Elixir can be answered either here, or by email if you like. Elixir's email address if if you prefer to go that route.


( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: October 21, 2004 )

Will this be a magazine in print, or an online magazine? Where do we submit?

( Posted by: everybodyelsesgirl [Member] On: October 21, 2004 )


First off, elixir will be a web based magazine. While both Crowe and I both would love to do something in print, financial constraints make that prohibitive at this time.

On your second question, all submissions should be sent to

I'll be looking forward to your submission.


( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: October 21, 2004 )

Creative Commons
All of my work is distributed under a Creative Commons license - see for details. Would publication in Elixir in any way contradict this license?

(And if not, have you considered adopting it yourselves?)


( Posted by: JonnyT [Member] On: October 22, 2004 )

Maybe it's time my 'Alice Lovely' poems saw print...

( Posted by: Vember Judgement [Member] On: October 30, 2004 )

Any word on when this will be finished and ready for us to read?

( Posted by: madrigals [Member] On: May 9, 2005 )

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