Strangelet: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | February 11, 2016

Exploring universal truths from the decks of starships, the mouths of dragons, and the kitchen sinks of miraculously ordinary humans, Strangelet is a unique literary universe. From the collision of literary art and entertaining genre, Strangelet emerges. Their stories are made of magical realism, fantasy, and science fiction—anything that takes us to another world or to a new realm of our own. Though they favor fiction, they also publish poetry, nonfiction, graphic stories, comics, and artwork. At Strangelet, magic is real, and what’s real is magical.

Strangelet is published six times a year—January, March, May, July, September, and November—in print and e-book. At the end of the year, they publish an anthology that includes all of the work published in Strangelet that year. So far, they’ve published five journal issues, each with work from around five contributors, as well as one anthology. They accept submissions year-round, and submitting writers can expect a response within about four months.

Fiction writers may submit one short story, 2,000 to 7,500 words, or one piece of flash fiction, 2,000 words or fewer. Nonfiction writers may submit one essay, interview, or review, 10,000 words or fewer. Nonfiction submissions should be pertinent to the interests of Strangelet. They rarely publish creative nonfiction. Poets may submit up to five poems. Artists may submit comics or graphic stories, either a single piece or a portfolio. All contributors are paid a semi-professional rate for their work.

Strangelet accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Strangelet, please visit their website.