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About Sleet Magazine: Sleet Magazine proudly presents extraordinary fiction, poetry, and irregulars online. Sleet: intelligent, sexy, writer-friendly. “Sleet is so f***ing cool.” – Suzanne Nielsen.

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Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes Reading period: seasonal Response time: 1 week – 3 months Payment: no Contests: no Founded: 2009 Issues per year: 4

Publisher’s description: Sleet is an online literary magazine that publishes works of beauty, simplicity, clarity, and power. We search for that indefinable spark that defines a piece as memorable with heart. In every edition we showcase writers in all phases of careers, from first published pieces to the big name headliners. Sleet strives to be writer friendly.

Sleet prints fiction, poetry, irregulars, creative nonfiction and interviews.  Representative authors include Mark Doty, Richard Jarrette, Jim Moore, Louis Jenkins, Ed Bok Lee and hundreds of others. 

And while we are an animated bunch and don’t take ourselves too seriously, we at Sleet are deadly serious about the writing we choose to print.

Make it short; make it Sleet.

Recent issues:

Summer 2014 Supplement: Has Dylan Thomas been misread all these years? Sleet Magazine’s special Dylan Thomas supplement may have a surprise for you! Sleet celebrates Dylan Thomas’ 100 birthday, as well as all things Wales. We feature writing from Peter Murphy and his Wales writing getaway, a most special concert review, and work by current Thomas devotees. And not to be missed: a startling revelation from writer Jim Heynen about Thomas’ most famous villanelle. Read us at

Sleet Magazine’s 2014 Spring Issue is now live! We have hilarious new flash pieces by Jim Heynen and properly scary spring photos by our Photo Laureate Ryan Rodgers. And, not to be missed, is this edition’s especially strong CNF section, including “Ropes” by Sean Ryder and “Chemical Warfare” by Iraqi War vet Eric Chandler. Terry Davis (Vision Quest) rounds out our Invitation Only section with “Paper Bombs” and Joshua Chase’s short fiction “Something Like Love” is a stunner. You can tell by the titles something is in the air!

SLEET EATS!, our special winter supplement has arrived. This mini-edition of Sleet Magazine features restaurant reviews, as writers from across the globe provide us their special takes on food reporting. Travel the globe from Mexico to Norway to NY to exotic cafes and diners in small town Minnesota. Read beautiful new work from poet Jim Moore and get lost in Spoleto, Italy.


last updated 9/8/2014