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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.

SHORT FICTION

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

POETRY

We are currently CLOSED

We are closed for poetry but will reopen between February 15-28 for poetry based on the SYMMETRY theme and follow our guidelines.

Cover art by Edith Silva

FLASH FICTION

Currently CLOSED

Open monthly between the 1st-14th to previously unpublished fiction under 1k words based on the monthly prompt.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.

February

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

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Now Available - Issue 21: Dread

EDITORIAL

A Certain Kind of Dread Editorial by Nelly Geraldine García-Rosas and Eugenia Triantafyllou

SHORT FICTION

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

POEMS

The Marriages: The dybbuk by Gemma Cooper-Novack

Shut Mouths Sing Melodious by Tiffany Morris

CONSENT FOR FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION WITH THE SHELLEY CONCEPTS INC CUSTOM PATIENT-FITTED RECONSTRUCTION PROSTHESIS by Katie R. Yen

Ghostboy Kills Our Mother with Trauma by Olumide Manuel

ESSAYS

I am Afraid by Jeané Ridges

Edith Silva’s Dread Cover Art by Rebecca Bennett

Banner and Issue 21 Cover art by Edith Silva

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