Apparition Literary Magazine
Apparition Lit is seeking original, unpublished speculative fiction that meet our quarterly theme. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. We want it all. Send us your strange, misshapen stories. Issue 6: Ambition is now available for purchase!
We are currently CLOSED for poetry and short story (1,000 – 5,000 words). We will open again for short story and poetry submissions May 15-31 for Issue 7: Retribution. Any submissions sent outside of our reading periods will be deleted unread.
Our monthly flash fiction contest is now CLOSED. We will open again for submissions May 1-15. This is a call for POC, Black and Indigenous writers. The flash must pass or discuss The Latif Test which sets out 1) Are there two named characters of color?, 2) Do they have dialogue? 3) Are they not romantically involved with one another? 4) Do they have any dialogue that isn’t comforting or supporting a white character? 5) Is one of them definitely not magic? Write anything so long as it’s speculative and it passes/challenges/addresses the test.
If you’d like to get all the info on our 2019 flash contest challenges, check out this blog post for an in-depth explanation.
Before you submit your work, please check out our submission guidelines for all the details.
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Banner and Issue 6 Cover art by Erion Makuo
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