The Gambler Mag is an online literary journal that publishes monthly. Work is selected by using a method that relies largely on chance. Submissions are collected and numbered in the order they arrive and then a random selection of numbers decides. Winning numbers may come from anywhere: a Powerball ticket, an editor’s social security number, or numbers that are divisible by nine. Why nine? Why not?
These selections are then reviewed by editors, put through a revision process (if needed, sometimes submission are wonderful just the way they are), and published online. All pieces are accompanied by an editorial comment.
Chance is abandoned each December as the editors read and evaluate every single submission that comes in, choosing the best ones for the annual “House Wins” issue.
The Gambler Mag is currently docked in New Orleans, and hopes to provide an interesting experiment for the literary community that comments on the nature of publishing, binge drinking, and luck.
Note: This magazine reads submissions from the 1st to the 21st of each month.