The publishers of The Cynic are anything but cynical. They welcome beginners and define their mission as: "To give people a voice, a place to publish their work and share it with others. In fact, our goal is to help people polish their work. We try to be as unbiased in the content we accept as possible. Our major criteria are that the work is well written, does not promote racism and is in moderately good taste."
The Cynic accepts short stories, novels for serialization, opinion pieces, poetry, parodies, and artwork.