Broken Pencil is the magazine of zine culture and the indpendent arts. We are a quarterly magazine based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Broken Pencil is looking for works of fiction that conform to no principles, no guidelines, and no preconceptions. We want work that hurts you to write, and us to read. Stories should be no longer than 3,000 words. Payment varies, depending on the status of our finances. Right now, we pay $100 for pieces appearing in print, and $40 for pieces appearing online. 

Be patient. We only come out four times a year, and we take a long time to make decisions. But we want to assure you that every story you send to us is read with care and consideration. Note: by submitting your story to Broken Pencil you are also agreeing to becoming a recipient of our monthly e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.