Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. We want strange, misshapen stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth.
Apparition Lit seeks original, unpublished speculative fiction and poetry. Each quarter we open for submissions that meet a chosen theme. The theme can be a word, a phrase or a feeling. We also hold flash fiction contests each month, where the winning story is published online. Interested in submitting? Check out our Submission Guidelines page for more information.
Apparition Lit publishes:
- Short stories (1000-5000 words)
- Poetry (up to 2-pages in length)
- Flash Fiction (1000 words)
- Nonfiction essays (please do not query)
Apparition Lit is a labor of love, not a money-making venture. We want to bring you the best stories possible.
All donated funds will go toward the maintenance of the website and paying our featured authors and artists.