Cease, Cows

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Jan 21
Mar 1 to Mar 7
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
Greater than 10,000

Editorial Focus

At Cease, Cows we want to explore the contemporary, the strange, the big questions. We want to feel cultural pulses, expose mental arteries, bathe in both the sanguine and sanguinary. We want to publish prose with fire and truth. Humans may be animals, but the power of words can allow us to revel in or transcend the physical. The best literature achieves both—or something profound like that.

Tips From the Editor

We want: strange literary, magical realism, speculative, slipstream, utopian and dystopian, bizarro, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, and just plain weird fictions. 

We do not want: racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise offensive work containing gratuitous violence, gore, misogyny, rape, molestation, etc. We reserve the right to not respond to such submissions. We are also not seeking work that is written, cowritten, or assisted by AI.

Contact Information

Susannah Jordan, Editor in Chief
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Last updated: Jan 23, 2024