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 and we do not care where you’ve been published before. We are not able to publish everything we love and we want you to know that we read everything we receive with care.

If you are a LGBTQIA+ writer or a person of colour, we really want to hear from you.

We accept electronic submissions up to 5,000 words.

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 or to a fund that directly supports the writers and editors who create the journal).

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 the marketing of 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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“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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