Submission Guidelines

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS TO CATCH UP ON OUR BACKLOG.  Feel free to famliarize yourself with the guidelines below for when we reopen.


Do not send run of the mill fantasy or sci-fi.

We are not interested in elven mages unless they do heroin and live in 1987.

We seek to fight the notion that speculative literature is made up of “formula” genres.

We like Ben Marcus, Joyce Carol Oates, China Mieville, etc.

Do send your most original, inventive, and weird work.

Online zine guidelines:

Poetry: 3-5 poems, more if it’s really good.  Funky formats are fine.

Fiction: Please no longer than 5,000 words.

Hybrid/art: Hybrid pieces are encouraged, use your best judgment on length and how many pieces to send.   For art, please send in a pdf or common picture format, such as jpeg, gif, etc.

Simultaneous submissions: Yes.   We will also republish work as long as you own the rights and the previous publisher has cleared it.  All rights revert back to author upon publication.

Book submission guidelines:

Apparent Magnitude Press accepts inquiries at the address listed below.

We only accept electronic submissions: currently closed.