Welcome to The Narrative Advocate Fiction Magazine
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At The Narrative Advocate, we know your stories and even the inspiration for such matter to you. Even so, we have guidelines (after all, all literary magazines do). Besides, what's a literary magazine without guidelines? So here below are our guidelines.
- Gratuitous sex and violence are a major no-no. We are neither the makers of fare such as Rambo nor are we the makers of things like Basic Instinct.
- Profanity? Not here. Profanity only proves that its author is too lazy to find more creative ways of expressing certain emotions and/or thoughts. Besides, profanity doesn't really require you to think very much, but we encourage you to think, think, think.
- Please, no gore. Horror stories won't even be so much as read let alone considered. Let's face it! Not everyone has a cast-iron stomach for that kind of subject matter, and we, for our part, are the squeamish type.
- For crying out loud, don't be a plagiarist. Plagiarism is laziness deluxe in our opinion. You're actually passing someone else's work off as your own. Of course, it goes without saying that plagiarism can (and likely will) land you in court, but also, if it isn't the height of laziness (because it makes you too lazy to use your brain and your own imagination), we consider it close enough, thank you.
- If it has already been published elsewhere, don't send it here. We want stories that you haven't shown the general public yet but want to, not something that someone is even remotely familiar with. That means, for example, that if your modern-day take on, say, The Grapes of Wrath was already published somewhere else, we don't want to be stuck with it.
- Do not—we repeat, DO NOT—under any circumstances whatsoever, exceed 2,500 words. We want to cram as much fiction into each issue as humanly possible.
- And last but definitely not least, give your work a title, and while you're at it, put your name and email address on it. Better yet, include a short little biographical blurb about yourself with your story so that we can publish it with your story as well.
- Do understand that other factors, such as the theme your story deals with, for example, will also determine whether or not we'll publish it. We'll use our discretion accordingly.
Other Things to Consider
Please keep in mind the following:
- If your story does get accepted for publication, great! Just remember, should that happen, you cannot—we can't stress this enough—withdraw your submission. The only time you can is if we actually do not accept it for publication.
- While we're on that topic, if is does get accepted, it will be published. You'll get the issue in which it appears for free plus a PDF Certificate of Accomplishment.
- Finally, we only accept submissions by email.
How to Submit Your Work
- Your story and biographical blurb must be separate documents in PDF or text format, and they must be sent as email attachments.
- Your name, story's title and a brief synopsis of your story must be in the body of your email.
- Send your story via email to email@example.com. Since you're already here, however, you might as well just send them here
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To make things simple and convenient (and not to mention good for the environment and all), The Narrative Advocate is only available in PDF format.
A one-year subscription (four quarterly issues) is $10, and each individual issue is $3.Back to the Top!
About The Narrative Advocate
The Narrative Advocate Fiction Magazine is a quarterly publication which publishes fiction four times a year.
Why is it so named? Well, it's quite simple, really. Being a writer is so rare, it's almost become taboo to so much as talk about being one let alone just being one. It's almost as if fiction writers themselves need someone to advocate for them. Thus, The Narrative Advocate seeks to be a magazine where writers can relax and just write the stories that matter to them. It is our hope that each quarterly issue will be jam-packed with loads of fiction.
While we'd love to accept all works, we do have standards as to what we'll accept for publication in our magazine. Please view them carefully. While we can't guarantee that every story submitted to us will be published, we can guarantee that each issue will be crammed with as much fiction as 40 pages will hold (that is, with advertising thrown in for good measure—BTW, we also have guidelines for ads submitted to us).Back to the Top!