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Strange Horizons Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Accepts electronic submissions only. See guidelines for details.

Editor: See department guidelines for appropriate editors.

Submitting Your Work to Strange Horizons

Before submitting to Strange Horizons

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Strange Horizons by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to Strange Horizons or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Strange Horizons guidelines:

We want good speculative fiction. If your story doesn't have a clear fantasy or science fiction element, or at least strong speculative-fiction sensibilities, it's probably not for us.

We'd like to help make the field of speculative fiction more inclusive, more welcoming to both authors and readers from traditionally underrepresented groups, so we're interested in seeing stories from diverse perspectives and backgrounds.

Submission Guidelines Details for Strange Horizons

Market Type: Magazine, Professional Market

Short Fiction: Up to 10,000 words ( under 5,000 preferred )

Payment: 8¢ / word USD, within 60 days of contract

Response Time: About 40 days

Contact: See department guidelines for editors.

Fiction Editors: Julia Rios, An Owomoyela, Catherine Krahe, Lila Garrott

Accepts: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Simultaneous Submissions: No

Multiple Submissions: No

Reprints: No

Web Address:

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  • Admin
    Admin Closed to fiction submissions until January 1, 2012.
    November 28, 2011
  • Admin
    Admin New Horizons is again open to submissions.
    September 7, 2015