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Alien Literary Magazine - Fiction (Go to Poetry)

For fiction we want your best. We are open to all types of stories. We are specifically interested in pieces that explore non-traditional narratives, though we still enjoy traditional ones that have a bit of a twist. We also have a soft spot for stories where characters learn a life lesson and where the plot has a greater context of the world at-large. However, all of these guidelines are just suggestions. We do not want to inhibit your creativity. We want you to write what you want, what you think about all of the time, what you just thought about and is the best idea ever, what shocks you, what scares you, what soothes you, and then submit that.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Apr 1, 2022 thru Jul 5, 2022 (Ends 0 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Oct 1, 2022 thru Jan 10, 2023 (Begins 87 days from now)

Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words

Short Story
1000 to 3250 words

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only

Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.

There are 34 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 2 | Average: 31.18 | Median: 31 | Max: 63
79.41% - avg 31 days (14.81% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:

There are 11 pending responses. (0 min | 21 average | 22 median | 48 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 4 May 2018

Last officially checked: 12 July 2021

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