is back! New fiction submissions & contest guidelines!

typewriter.jpg, storySouth's "Best New Online Journal or Magazine" in 2005, is back and running! Previously published under Open City, the magazine publishes quality fiction, poetry, "fact" and photography, and they are actively seeking new material!

On hiatus for almost two years, editors are now based in Canada, in addition to New York, L.A., and Paris. Some former contributors of note include Elissa Schappell and Ana Menendez in fiction, Laurie Stone and Lisa Margonelli in "fact", and Samuel Menashe and Marge Piercy in poetry.

In addition to their amazing contributors and editors, there are a number of other things that make Anderbo stand out as an exciting and original publication. First of all, “Anderbo is a made-up word,” explains Rofihe on the website, “and the reason I made it up was, I didn’t want to ruin an already existing word, so I tried to make up a new one. For example, it used to be that when you said ‘mustang’ people would think ‘horse.’ But now when you say, ‘mustang,’ people think you mean the car built by Ford.”

The magazine does not archive their publications, so all of the fiction that is posted stays on the website, something that is done by few other literary magazines.

Also, the RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest started in 2004 at Open City magazine, will now be run by Anderbo (see guidelines below). And this year, they will not be charging an entry fee!'s Publisher & Editor-In-Chief, Rick Rofihe is the author of Father Must, a collection of short stories published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, Open City, Unsaid, Swink, and on, and His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, SPY, and on A recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, he has taught MFA writing at Columbia University and currently teaches privately in New York City.

Guidelines for the 2015 RRofihe Trophy

  • For an unpublished short story
  • (Minimum word count: 3,500; maximum to 5,000 words)
  • Winner Receives:
  • $500 cash
  • Trophy
  • Announcement & Publication on
  • Judged by Rick Rofihe


  • Stories should be typed, double-spaced, with the author’s name, the story's title, and contact information on the first page
  • Limit one submission per author
  • Author must not have been previously published in Open City Magazine or on Anderbo
  • E-mail submissions to with RROFIHE TROPHY in the subject line
  • THERE IS NO READING FEE and all literary rights will remain with the author

General Submissions for

  • Fiction - submit stories of up to 3500 words
  • Poetry - submit up to 6 poems
  • "fact" - submit up to 1500 words
  • Send submissions to

A submission may be sent in the body of an e-mail and/or as an attachment in any common file format such as doc or rtf (but not docx). Poets, we require your poems to be in the e-mail, or together as one single attachment. Simultaneous submissions OK with notification. If you don't hear from us within a month, let us know. Fiction - submit stories of up to 3500 words. Poetry - submit up to 6 poems. "fact" - submit up to 1500 words. We will also consider nonfiction features, short memoirs, novellas, published-book excerpts, photography, essays, and photo essays.