Selene Quarterly magazine

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Selene Quarterly Magazine is a quarterly periodical of speculative romance, mystery, and alternate history published in May, August, November, and February. We accept unsolicited submissions from MAY 1-15 11:59 EST every year. Anything submitted outside of this window will be deleted unread.


Format using Shunn’s manuscript style. Track your submission using Duotrope, The Submission Grinder, and Ralan. Submit via HeyPublisher.
A short cover letter is required submitted. Please include your legal name, pen name (if relevant), contact information, PayPal email address (if different), recent publications/awards (if any), preferred contributor’s copy (.epub or .mobi for Kindle™), and a third person bio of 50-150 words. A photo may be requested.
We take 2-3 weeks to respond to submissions. If you haven’t received a response by then, please query. Email submissions are deleted unread. If you have any questions, email editors [at]
POETRY: Any length paid $50USD per poem.
FICTION: 100-17,499 words paid $0.08USD per word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01USD after.
REPRINTS: Any length of poetry paid $15USD and 100-17,499 words of fiction paid $0.01USD per word.


  • Translations are accepted
  • Simultaneous submissions to other markets are accepted
  • Only submit one submission in each category (one short story, one poem, one reprinted short story, and one reprinted poem per person)


  • Copyright remains with the author and poet at all times
  • Non-exclusive archival rights as long as the website(s) hosting the work are online
  • First world electronic and print rights in English with exclusivity for 6 months from the date of publication
  • If selected to be republished in an anthology in the future, payment in royalties is $0.01USD per word
  • If selected for a podcast or audiobook, payment is $0.01USD per word for non-exclusive electronic audio rights


  • Excerpts out of a novel
  • Poorly formatted and edited work
  • Overtly racist, sexist, or violent work


  • Fanfiction of any kind
  • Works above the word count
  • Taboo elements (rape in all forms, incest, pedophilia, etc.) in almost all cases


  • People of Color, disabled people, women, LGBTQIA, and other marginalized groups at the forefront
  • Dieselpunk, Solarpunk, Arcanepunk, Weird Westerns, Cyberpunk, Magic Realism, Gothic Romance, Retrofuturism, Afrofuturism, Cli-Fi and other lesser-known sub-genres


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