Coming Soon! Issue 10: Tranfiguration
Available Now! Issue 9: Experimentation

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Apparition Literary Magazine

Apparition Lit is seeking original, unpublished speculative fiction that meet our quarterly theme. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. We want it all. Send us your strange, misshapen stories.

Issue 9: Experimentation is now available for purchase!

We are OPEN February 15-29 to poetry and short story (1,000 – 5,000 words) submissions for the theme Transfiguration, which will be published in April 2020. Send us your tales of mutations, shifts, and glorious changes.

Our flash fiction contest is CLOSED for the February Flash Fiction contest. The winning story will be published in the latter part of February.

For 2020, we wanted to offer some visual inspiration every month. Ekphrastic writing is almost as old as story itself. A descriptive work of prose written to highlight the vividness and story of what is happening, or what is shown, in the piece of art itself. We are highlighting female artists, past and present. We’ve found artwork from some of our favorites to inspire your imagination. Flash pieces must be speculative, under 1k words, and must meet the requirements of the selected test for the appropriate month.

We will reopen for flash fiction again March 1-15 with the artwork prompt is Bird Bath by Leonora Carrington


Before you submit your work, please check out our submission guidelines for all the details.

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