Skip to content

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 OPEN

We are currently in our BIPOC ONLY extended OPEN window to short, speculative fiction between 1k – 5k words between March 1-7 for stories based on the theme MERCURIAL only from writers who identify as BIPOC in their cover letters

Cover art by Annalise Jensen

POETRY

We are currently OPEN

We are currently in our BIPOC ONLY extended OPEN window to speculative poetry between March 1-7 for stories based on the theme MERCURIAL only from writers who identify as BIPOC in their cover letters

Cover art by Annalise Jensen

FLASH FICTION

Currently OPEN

Open monthly between the 1st-14th to previously unpublished fiction under 1k words based on the monthly prompt.

 

Our 2024 Flash Fiction Contest theme are all about food! Reminder that all stories MUST be speculative fiction too!

 

This year, flash is a celebration of all the recipes and meals that shape your worlds, your communities, and your lives. We want rich, unique flavors, vivid stories, and adventurous tastes

 

March: Creative Crusts, inspired by pies, pasties, pot pies and shepherds pies…

 

For tips on what we’re looking for in flash, check out this blog by Flash Editor Marie

Countdown to next Quarterly Open Submission Period - February 15-29 for Issue 26: MERCURIAL

00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
00
Seconds

Current issue - Issue 24: Blight

EDITORIAL

Blight Editorial – Brandon O’Brien

SHORT FICTION

Everything, Nothing At All, and All That’s In Between by Rebecca Treasure
A Proper Vessel, A Perfect House by Ash Huang
The City and the Styrofoam Sea by Mar Vincent
Bringing Down The Neighborhood by Bernard McGhee
The Plague Collector by Tom Okafor

POEMS

Silt and Soot by Gretchen Tessmer
Moonflower by Sara Omer
Collective Cryo Dream by Casey Aimer
In the Urban Darkness, Something by Jessica Peter

ESSAYS

Let There Be Blight by A.J. Van Belle

Banner and Issue 25 Cover art by Annalise Jensen

purchase the latest issue at these stores

Bookstore - buy past issues