Step 1: Read the submission guidelines.

We’re pretty low-maintenance as far as publications go. You’ll find no finicky, proprietary formatting rules or strict typography requirements. However, to keep from wasting our time and yours, we do ask that you read our Submission Guidelines and acquaint yourself with our Publication Agreement before submitting. If you haven’t yet, we also recommend looking at our calls for submissions.

Step 2: Log in or CREATE A free USER account.

You do not require a paid subscription to submit, but you must be logged in before the link to our submission portal will become visible. This prevents spammers from flooding our system and ensures we can tie your user account and author profile to your story, should it be accepted. If you are not currently signed in, please do so.

Step 3: Travel through the portal.

Once you’re logged in, buttons to our submission portal will appear below, like magic! Click the appropriate button and you’ll be teleported to Moksha, where you can submit your story to us and a number of other fine publications like Apex, Nightmare, and Lightspeed. Moksha allows you to see where your story is in our queue, also!

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Be sure to select the proper submission button below so your submission will be placed in the correct queue. If you have any questions or need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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