Prose Online is a literary journal committed to publishing work made accessible to all.

At prose.onl, we offer an online venue to share prose alongside audio, captioned video, and screen-reader accessible images, so every reader is included. We pay $20 per piece of writing. Prose Online is a project of Poetry Online, a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in Minneapolis, MN. 

We have no strict style or theme. We accept submissions of flash and short prose, fiction and nonfiction, both traditional and experimental. For a hint at what we enjoy, check out the prose we love. We aim to publish at least three [3] new writers each month. 

By submitting to us, you also warrant that you are the sole creator of the work, you are who you say you are, and that publishing it will not infringe on any others' rights. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Prose Online and its staff from and against any and all claims resulting from a breach of this warranty.

If you are a member, please consider reporting your submission on Duotrope: https://duotrope.com/listing/32326/prose-online. It helps us keep track of things.

  • We read prose between 1000-6000 words.
  • Submitters using this option will receive an expedited response within nine [9] days. Sometimes, we need a little bit longer. We make a good faith effort to be as timely as possible. 
  • Include a short cover letter & a 100-word maximum author bio.
  • We ask that you submit in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf file format.
  • There are no formal requirements, but we prefer to read prose in Times New Roman or a sans-serif font (like Helvetica or Arial), font size 12.
  • We read year-round and publish weekly.
  • We read flash prose [flash fiction and nonfiction] which is less than 1000 words.
  • Submitters using this option will receive an expedited response within nine [9] days. Sometimes, we need a little bit longer. We make a good faith effort to be as timely as possible.
  • Include a short cover letter & a 100-word maximum author bio.
  • We ask that you submit in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, or .pdf file format.
  • There are no formal requirements, but we prefer to read prose in Times New Roman or a sans-serif font (like Arial), font size 12.
  • We read year-round and aim to publish at least three [3] new writers each month. 
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