Not One of Us submission guidelines and market information

Not One of Us



Not One of Us Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions are accepted online or via mail to:

John Benson, Editor
12 Curtis Road
Natick, MA 01760

Editor: John Benson, editor

Submitting Your Work to Not One of Us

Before submitting to Not One of Us

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From the Not One of Us guidelines:

Not One of Us is about people (or things) out of place in their surroundings, outsiders, social misfits, aliens in the SF sense—anyone excluded from society for whatever the reason. We’d like Not One of Us to consider the problem of “otherness” from every possible fictional angle: horror, SF, fantasy, noir, slipstream, Western, mainstream, whatever.

The editorial philosophy of the magazine reflects my own personal taste in genre fiction. To me the scariest and most deeply moving horror stories are not about monsters or about good vs. evil, but rather about the reader’s own fears and discomforts. Similarly, for Not One of Us, fantasy isn’t about pseudo-medieval worlds, science fiction isn’t about space opera or funny-sounding names, Westerns are not about gunfights. In our magazine, it’s all about the characters.

Because we’re a digest-sized (5.5 x 8.5 inch, 32-page) publication, we prefer stories of 5000 words or less. While we’re willing to read stories up to 6500 words long, they are a harder sell because of the size limitation of our format. We prefer poems of 40 lines or less, although we’re willing to read longer poems. Just not ones of epic length.

Submission Guidelines Details for Not One of Us

Market Type: Magazine, Professional Market

Contact: John Benson, editor

Accepts: Fantasy, Horror, Mainstream, Poetry, Science Fiction 

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