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 3000 words. Payment varies, depending on the status of our finances. Right now we pay $100 for pieces  that appear in print.

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

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