The New Yorker Writing Style:
Sample from the New Yorker:
Odds of Publishing Something in the New Yorker:
The odds, of course, all depend on who you are. If you've never published anything, the odds are very, very slim. The New Yorker publishes only one story per issue (devoting one issue per year to new fiction), and it's safe to say that pretty much every ambitious American writer tries them at some point or other. And while The New Yorker does take chances on new writers, it tends to draw from a stable of established writers, like Munro and Murakami.
That said, if you're one of the young writers they take a chance on, your career is made, so it's worth trying.
Submit to the New Yorker:
Submit your story as a PDF using their online submissions form. Address your message to Deborah Treisman, the fiction editor; send one story at a time, and allow three months for a response. Do not send attachments. Submissions may also be sent by regular mail to the fiction department at The New Yorker, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. The New Yorker does not accept simultaneous submissions.