Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary.
We want it all. Send us your strange, misshapen stories.
Please see our Submissions page for all details.
We are currently CLOSED
We are closed for short stories (between 1k-5k words) but will reopen between February 15-28 to stories that are based on the SYMMETRY theme and follow our guidelines.
Cover art by Edith Silva
Open monthly between the 1st-14th to previously unpublished fiction under 1k words based on the monthly prompt.
Our 2023 Flash prompts are based on Reality Show Madness!
We definitely are not looking for fan fiction!
Each month we’ll have a different genre of reality show as a prompt. We’re looking for flash with a heavy addition of the speculative. Stories should be inspired by the genre/show type, but not fan fiction.
Pucker up and send us some smolder. We want Flash inspired by romance reality tv. Add some poison to the champagne, hide an amulet under the bed, and make your fangs shine
Countdown to next Quarterly Open Submission Period - February 15-28, 2023 for Issue 22: Symmetry
Now Available - Issue 21: Dread
A Certain Kind of Dread Editorial by Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas and Eugenia Triantafyllou
Luis, the Last Time by Rachel Lastra
The Bones Are Hungry by Joshua Jones Lofflin
Oh Jackie by Wess Mongo Jolley
Soulbirds by Sylvia Heike
The Marriages: The dybbuk by Gemma Cooper-Novack
Shut Mouths Sing Melodious by Tiffany Morris
Ghostboy Kills Our Mother with Trauma by Olumide Manuel
I am Afraid by Jeané Ridges
Edith Silva’s Dread Cover Art by Rebecca Bennett
Banner and Issue 21 Cover art by Edith Silva