We are looking for a wide range of stories. And, although we mainly
deal in Science Fiction, Fantasy, SHTF, Slipstream, Horror, Sword and
Sorcery and surreal fiction, we are also open to other stories. As a
bonus, we love the humorous tales as well! We are NOT interested in
explicit sex. A good way to look at how we judge what comes our way is
that everyone has a story to tell, but does that story hold our
attention? We accept unpublished authors as well as published authors.
We also accept reprints and simultaneous submissions.
For poetry, we are looking for very similar genres as our story
topics. We deal in the surreal. We do allow bundles of poems to be sent
and there is no limit to the number of poems that can be sent within the
bundle provided that is stays within the 5,000 word limit.
When submitting an article, we are looking for articles pertaining
to, and about, the writing process and helpful tips for writers (i.e.
writer’s block, selecting topics, grammar, publishing, etc.). We also
accept articles on topics that will help writers such as:
Poisonous plants of the Old West
Unique sailing ships of ancient Egypt
Tools of the trade for Ghost Hunters.
These types of articles should be couched in terms of how they can be used in ways to help authors.
When submitting a book review, please be aware that we are looking
for our main interests for Synthetic Reality: Science Fiction, Fantasy,
SHTF, Slipstream, Horror, Sword and Sorcery and surreal fiction. Books
outside this scope will have to be approved by our Editor-in-Chief and
are very rare indeed. So please keep that in mind when submitting a book
Electronic Submission and Format
Writers can now uses our an Online Submission System to submit their
stories. We also accept email submissions. We do apologize, but we do
not accept mail in submissions. Currently we only accept file sizes no
larger than 2MB.
Our online submissions form asks for your name, email address, cover
letter, story title, and story. Your cover letter should include:
Story Title / Article / Book Review Title
Subtitle or Tag Line
Brief Author Bio
Story / Article / Book Review Word Count
Story Word Count: No more than 5,000
Poetry Word Count: No more than 5,000
Article Word Count: No more than 3,000
Book Review Word Count: No more than 2,000
NOTE: Some email providers occasionally treats our email as spam, please keep an eye on your spam folder.
Reply Process (UPDATED)
response time runs about six weeks. If you have not heard from us in 60
days, you can query us about the submission at
firstname.lastname@example.org We receive about 300 submissions a
week and we do our very best to give each one the detailed attention it
deserves. Because of the Holiday Season we are running a little slow,
but we are doing our best to keep up as well as give your work the
consideration it warrants. Keep in mind we do assemble issues FAR in
advance. We are working as far as eight months ahead. So, if you receive
a notification from us that we are looking at your story for a future
issue, rest assured that we truly are. We read and evaluate every
submission that comes through and base it on where it might have a
place. We also look at the ones that could have have a place with a
little polish and we send out notifications to the authors with, what we
hope, are helpful suggestions. Thanks for your interest and good luck!
As the new kid on the block competing with many other publishers it
can be daunting to compete with market pay rates. What we have done is
to boost our pay rates each issue. We let each of our authors know via
email when they are accepted as to the pay rate for this issue and
explain what the pay rates will be moving to as we continue. For
example, Issue 2 (Our Current Accepting) the pay rate .01 per word. The
increase will continue until we hit market rate. We also offer up 3
Contributor’s Copies per accepted submission. We also realize that,
while this isn’t much, we have to start somewhere. We want to be able to
put out a quality print and digital magazine and since we’re not an
established name yet, we do have our work cut out for us to get there.
We are working on advertising sales as well which will help boost our
pay rate. We want our policies and procedures to be open. We know there
are those that will not want to submit because of the pay rate right now
and we understand that. But like any building project, construction
starts from the ground up.
BEFORE YOU HIT SEND
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: We will post updates about submission
windows, writing contests, and other information that will be of
interest to writers on our Social Media pages. It might be worth taking a
minute to follow us on one (or all) so that you don’t miss this
information. We only post to three Social Media Sites and they are
listed below. should you choose one, you can click it and it will open a
new SEPERATE window. The submission form will still be open. Thank you
and good luck!
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