It just occurred to me that I never gave any word limits for short stories. Although I've only received one story so far that I considered a bit too long, it seems like good form to give some basic guidelines in this regard. So, OK, there's no minimum length, and short-shorts or flash fiction is fine. As for maximum, I'd say 10,000.
I don't have any limits for nonfiction, since I'll be honest; like art, the nonfiction category has been more challenging to fill, and quality and fresh subject matter is really the only criteria.
And while I'm on my soapbox here, the art category for the Spring debut issue is still open, and all categories are open for the Summer 2009 issue.