Submissions are closed at this time so we can busy ourselves reading and making the best Issue 2.5 possible.

We seek to publish stories, comics, art, and poetry that dwell in the spaces where literature and genre meet. We want the magic to be real. We are searching for works of science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and any other works that take the reader to new worlds. The best way to get a sense of what we like, pick up a copy of Strangelet.

Strangelet publishes five times a year: January, March, May, July, and September. At the end of the year, we publish an anthology of the stories from that year.

Strangelet is excited to announce that our September 2016 issue (Volume 2, Issue 5) will be guest-edited by Bill Campbell of Rosarium Publishing (Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond). For this issue, submissions run from February 1 to April 30. We'll only be accepting only flash, graphic, and short fiction for this special issue (no poetry or non-fiction, please). Authors of pieces selected for this issue will be notified by early July.

Flash fiction: We define flash fiction as anything under 2,000 words. We currently pay $2.50 per page (1-250 words, 1 page), with a minimum payment of $5.00.

Comics: We currently pay $2.50 per page for comics with a minimum of $10. Please keep in mind that our trim size is 6" x 9". The final submitted files should be flattened TIFF files at a minimum of 300 dpi.

Short fiction: Short fiction for this issue should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. We currently pay $0.01 per word for short fiction. Our pay rates are considered semi-professional on the pay scale set out by

When submitting, please include a brief cover letter with a short bio. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript. We do not accept unsolicited reprints. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

Published works are featured both in the print and electronic editions of Strangelet. In addition to payment, we will also give you 2 electronic copies and 1 print copy of the issue you are published in. We look forward to reading your work!


We acquire first world English rights for digital and print publication. Rights revert to the author upon publication. We also acquire first anthology rights for our end-of-the-year anthology. We may occasionally publish excerpts of accepted or published pieces on our website and social media.
  • Non-fiction

    If you have an essay or interview of 10,000 words or less that touches a topic of interest to the journal, send it to us. Manuscripts should follow the Chicago Manual of Style. We pay $0.01 per word with a minimum of $10. Please note that we do not publish creative nonfiction unless it is very pertinent to our vision. Non-fiction is published only in our annual year-end omnibus volume, not in the the small issues, due to space considerations. 
    Accepted Document Types: doc, docx, txt, rtf
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