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Greatest Uncommon Denominator Magazine (also known as GUD Magazine) is an American literary magazine, the first publication from Greatest Uncommon Denominator Publishing, founded in Laconia, New Hampshire in July 2006.

GUD Magazine
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Inaugural issue of GUD Magazine.
Frequency2 per year
PublisherGreatest Uncommon Denominator Publishing, Inc.
First issueSpring 2007
CountryUnited States
LanguageAmerican English, British English, Canadian English, Australian English

Format and periodicityEdit

Greatest Uncommon Denominator contains literary and genre fiction, poetry, essays, and art and features authors and artists from around the world. GUD pays semi-pro rates for content and pays royalties on the profits of the sales of the magazine, effectively making the contributors shareholders for that issue.[1][2]

GUD Magazine also features reviews of small press publications on-line, independent of its publication schedule.

The magazine, published twice yearly, is available for purchase in print and many electronic formats, including:

1871 submissions were read and responded to between July 2006 to the end of January 2007. The initial print run for Issue 0 was 200 copies, which was quickly followed up by an additional print run of 200. As of June, 2009, over 11,000 responses have been sent—with a record of over 800 submissions coming in in May, 2009.[3] Working towards its goal of paying out royalties to its contributors, GUD boosted its circulation of early issues from 400 to 700 in the last week of November 2009 with its "pay what you want" sale.[4]


The magazine is a publication of GUD Publishing, Inc., an organization started in 2006 by Mike Coombes, Sal Coraccio, Kaolin Fire, and Sue Miller. As of February 2007, the active members include Julia Bernd, Sal Coraccio, Kaolin Fire, Sue Miller and Debbie Moorhouse.

List of editorsEdit

  • Kaolin Fire, Issues 0+5
  • Sue Miller, Issues 1+8
  • Sal Coraccio, Issue 2
  • Debbie Moorhouse, Issues 3+6
  • Julia de Caradeuc Bernd, Issues 4+7


T. L. Morganfield, ‘Night Bird Soaring’,[5] Issue #3: Sidewise Awards (Shortlisted: Best Short-Form Alternate History 2009)[6]

Kirstyn McDermott, ‘Painlessness’,[7] Issue #2: Aurealis Awards (Best Horror Short Story, 2008)[8] and Ditmar Awards (Best Novella/Novelette 2009)[9]

Neal Blaikie, ‘Offworld Friends are Best’,[10] Issue #2: Locus Recommended Reading List, 2008 [11]

Stories from GUD Issues 0 and 1 received 3 honorable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Awards 2008:[12]

  1. Steven J. Dines's "Unzipped"
  2. Sarah Singleton and Chris Butler's "Songs of the Dead"
  3. Leslie Claire Walker's "Max Velocity"

GUD is considered one of the "Top 100 Markets for Magazine Writers and Book Writers" by Writer's Digest.[13]

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