We’re desperate for more androids, cyborgs, and urban dystopias.
A publication with this much neon deserves more cybernetics, hacktivists, clones, artificial intelligence, evil megacorporations, flying cars, space travel, intrusive surveillance, and electric sheep.
We strongly believe representation matters. Our readers are very interested in reading authentic stories featuring diverse and intersectional protagonists. Send us tales of righteous Black covens, LGBTQIA+ time travelers, Latinx Final Girls, and genderqueer vampire slayers.
The Dread Machine stands in solidarity with marginalized writers and is committed to amplifying their voices.
We have reopened poetry submissions! Send us your prose!
Want to understand our market better? Check out some of our favorite stories. As our tastes evolve, stories are added and dropped, so you can always find a decent selection that encompasses the kind of work we publish.