Downstate Story

Downstate Story

Downstate Story
1825 E. Maple Ridge Dr
Peoria IL 61614


Editor: Elaine Hopkins, Publisher
Email address:

About The Publication:

“Downstate Story Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation founded in 1992 to publish Downstate Story, an independent, annual, literary magazine.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to a year after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Guidelines online.

Pays: $50/article, up to 2,000 words.

Current Needs:

Good literary fiction articles. Pays flat fee of $50/article, up to 2,000 words. Submit ms by mail, no email submissions.

$50/article, up to 2,000 words



“Write well. Put your name on each page.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes

2 Responses to "Downstate Story"

  1. Fauzia  October 25, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Could you tell me how long it takes to get a response (regarding a submission)? Thanks.

    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of  October 25, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Please contact the publication directly using the contact info. in the post above.