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Apparition Lit is seeking original, unpublished speculative fiction that meet our quarterly theme.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 OPEN for poetry and short story (1,000 – 5,000 words) submissions for Issue 7: Retribution. You have until May 31st to send us work about justice-seekers, revolutionaries, and the costs of fighting back.
Our monthly flash fiction contest is now CLOSED, but will reopen June 1-15 with a call for LGBTQQIA+ writers. The flash must pass or discuss The Vito Russo Test, where the piece must contain a lesbian, gay, bi, or transgender character. That character must not be predominantly defined by their orientation or gender identity—they need to be as unique as straight cis characters. And they must be important enough to affect the plot—they can’t just crack some jokes or “paint urban authenticity.”
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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