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 has been publishing quality fiction, featuring mostly writers from Illinois and the Midwest, since 1991.” Welcomes new writers. Annual. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to a year after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Sample articles available online. Guidelines online.

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

Current Needs:

“Well written literary style stories. No porn.” Pays $50/article of up to 2,000 words. Submit complete manuscript, with SASE and your name on every page of your submission, by mail.

$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.



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