Tales in the Mail Challenge is here

We are once again sponsoring the Tales in the Mail Challenge for the month of June

Tales in the Mail

Goal: To submit short fiction for publication.

This challenge is fairly straight forward, submit as many tales as you can. This challenge will help you get into the habit of submitting on a regular schedule.

At the beginning of the challenge set a submission goal for the month. Then break that goal down into a weekly number to make submitting more manageable. When setting your goal make it reasonable but stretch yourself. Sharing your goal is a powerful tool. Having accountability to others is a great motivator.

For this challenge a submission is a tale submitted to a publisher. You can submit the same tale to multiple publishers as long as their submission guidelines allow it.

We will post market lists on our blog several times a week to help with the submission process. Also feel free to post listings that you have found.

We will also post encouragements on our face book to cheer you forward.

I hope you will join us in our challenge.

Here are some markets to get you started.

Harper’s Magazine

The oldest general-interest monthly in America features articles on politics, environment, society and culture. Also interested in fiction and poetry. Written queries required for nonfiction articles and poetry, will accept unsolicited fiction ms. Submit by regular mail only.


Harper’s Magazine

666 Broadway, Fl.11

New York, NY 10012



Canadian Stories

Features original true stories, memoirs, anecdotes, folk stories, family legends and travel experiences, plus poems and limericks, all written about Canadian people, places or things. Short fiction occasionally accepted.


Ed Janzen

Canadian Stories

PO Box 232 Fergus, ON N1M 2W8




The Capilano Review

Publishes innovative poetry and fiction in a cross-disciplinary format. Submit 1-8 poems or fiction up to 6,000 words by regular mail only. They look for work pushing beyond the boundaries of traditional art and writing. Does not accept simultaneous submissions.


The Capilano Review

2055 Purcell Way

North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5




Evergreen Review

Submit short stories or nonfiction pieces (features, essays, reviews) up to 10,000 words. Submit 1-3 standard-length poems or one long-form poem. Query before submitting nonfiction pieces.


Evergreen Review

61 4th Ave

New York, New York, 10003






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