More Said Than Done Magazine

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“is a limited print literary zine, looking to publish and promote emerging talent. It is edited by Craig Bates, a creative writing postgraduate at The University of Edinburgh and online short fiction editor for Litro Magazine. In time, we would like to publish standalone chapbooks of fiction.  If you have any other questions for the editors, please send an email to Craig at and remember to put something relevant in the subject bar. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. Submissions

As an independent zine, we’re particularly keen to give opportunities to young, emerging and unpublished writers, but we don’t really care about your CV, just the content on the page. Most of all, we want to read work that surprises us, that is more than the sum of its parts.  Don’t worry about deadlines, we accept on a rolling basis and produce new zines whenever we have enough quality content and the time to put it all together, though we’re looking to publish at least twice a year.

We will consider:

Fiction under 2000 words, and especially under 500 words.
Poetry under 40 lines, but the shorter the better.
Original illustrations and photography. We’re particularly interested in hearing from illustrators who may like to collaborate on an issue of the print-zine.

Work should be previously unpublished – this includes personal websites and blogs. Shorter pieces are more likely to be accepted.

If you think you have something that fits the bill, send your best short fiction, poetry, and illustrations to Craig at:


Please send a maximum of three submissions, double-spaced, as a Word document
If sending multiple submissions, please start each on a separate page
Include your name, email address and a page number on all pages
Please also send a short bio (approx 50 words) to be used on the website

Sorry, but we can’t always provide reasons for rejecting work. However, we do try to provide feedback where possible.

If accepted, we take one-time non-exclusive serial rights, one-time non-exclusive electronic rights and archival rights to your work.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please let us know if your submission is accepted elsewhere.


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