Brand new short story website looking for submissions for first few months of online publication. We are STRANGE FICTION ONLINE, we are looking to become a chief source for many types of fantastic fiction. Today we are trying to be a voice to those whose stories cannot wholly be pinned down by genre. Other current short fiction magazines often focus on a certain genre (e.g., fantasy, horror, science fiction), STRANGE FICTION has a taste that is a bit different. We look for any genre of story, be it horror, science fiction, what have you, that has a little something to it. We are also looking for non-fiction articles that highlight new works, plot devices for new stories, industry news, ect.
FICTION Short stories of 10,000 words or less (Preferred length is under 8,000). STRANGE FICTION is looking for work that is unusual and original. Works of the fantastic, stories that are unique and strange with a distinct eye toward the darker side. We welcome new takes on traditional storytelling as long as it is distinctive. We are looking for those stories that explore the imagination.
POETRY We are probably not the best choice for poetry, as we have more of a short fiction focus, however, you are welcome to use our submissions process to submit your poetry. Again, as with fiction, looking for unusual, unique and unclassifiable work.
REPRINTS Currently we are accepting reprints. Normally we ask that you do not send reprints and do not query about reprints. As of now we are interested in the possibility reprinting one of your stories. Also, anything that is published on the internet is considered a published work and therefore would be a reprint in our eyes.
NONFICTION GUIDELINES STRANGE FICTION is looking for articles of interest to readers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We are looking for a wide range of types of article including, but not limited to: discussions of the genre publishing business, essays on the writing process and the reading experience, scientific material that might be of use in SF stories, and so on. Please do not send completed articles. Instead send a query letter with the subject header NONFICTION QUERY: title or concept to (nonfiction(at) strangefictiononline (dot) com). There are no response times. We will generally only respond to queries we wish to follow-up on. A follow-up email should not be taken as a guarantee of publication.
PAYMENT While at this time we are unable to compensate for accepted pieces, we put our value to you by carefully reading every submission, replying with constructive comments when possible, and publishing the very best material we receive, posted promptly.
SUBMISSIONS Fiction and Poetry submissions please send to (submissions (at) strangefictiononline (dot) com). We are also accepting artwork of strange and unusual topics.