Please check our Submittable page to see if we are currently open to submissions. Regrettably our small editorial board cannot always handle the volume of submissions and we must temporarily close.


We publish emerging and established writers. We do not care where you’ve been published before. All we care about is the work. Send good, polished prose, and we’ll be happy to showcase it.

Please note that we are a small team of writers who love speculative literature. As such, we are not able to publish everything we might love and must be highly selective. As writers, we know how difficult it is to publish work, and we want you to know that we read everything we receive with care.

We are not currently accepting poetry.

We are NOT looking for erotica or romance, though many a good story contains those elements. Please do not send us anything that is racist, sexist, or homophobic.

We encourage submissions by LGBTQ writers and people of colour, and are actively seeking speculative stories that feature diversity in all its forms.

How to Submit

We accept electronic submissions only.

We accept simultaneous submissions. Please let us know if a story is accepted elsewhere for publication. Please only one submission at a time.

Please send us submissions up to 5,000 words.

Response time

Please wait 4 weeks before querying about the status of your submission.

A Note About Payments

We are currently a non-paying market, but are working hard to change this in the future. For now, every contributor receives a profile in the issue with links to their respective blogs or social media. We will never monetize the site, or charge submission fees–unless it is for a contest (in which case all fees collected will go to the winning authors and to a fund to support future contributors).

We claim first world electronic rights and non-exclusive anthology rights.


We are seeking original artwork to use for our covers online. We obtain rights to use the art on covers only and for marketing each respective issue. The artist retains all other rights. The artist will receive credit plus a profile on the site with a link to their website or social media.


There are no open contests at this time.

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ISSN 2368-9463


“Those who build walls are their own prisoners. I’m going to fulfill my proper function in the social organism. I’m going to go and unbuild walls.”

from The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Send speculative literary fiction up to 5,000 words.


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No reprints, reproductions, license, or use of any kind will be granted without the express written consent of the author/artist.

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