seeks high-quality work in either innovative or traditional forms. We usually prefer fiction to be 5000 words or fewer, but we do, however, occasionally accept submissions exceeding this length. descant
specifies no particular subject matter or style. Please submit only one story.
Writers must confirm that work accepted by descant
has not been previously published and that they will credit descant
as the original publisher whenever and wherever else the work may be placed.
Submissions are considered from September 1 through April 18.
The process for reviewing submissions can take time, and the editors appreciate your patience as we look over your work. Decisions on submissions can take between four and six months. Please do not query before five months have passed.