Submissions

Uncanny Magazine is currently CLOSED to short story and poetry submissions

Editors-in-Chief: Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas
Reprint/Poetry Editor: Julia Rios

Uncanny Magazine is seeking passionate, diverse SF/F fiction and poetry from writers from every conceivable background.  We want  intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.

Uncanny Magazine is a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Qualifying Professional Market.

Fiction Guidelines

Uncanny is looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction stories between 750-6000 words. Payment is $.08 per word (including audio rights). We will reject any story that doesn’t follow our guidelines and procedures. You may not resubmit a rejected story. If you aren’t sure if your story counts as unpublished, please query us.

Submission procedures:

1- Please email your submission to uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com. Make sure to put Fiction Submission: Short Story Title in the subject line.

2- All stories should be in Standard Manuscript Format and attached in .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats.

3- Your cover letter should contain the length of your story, your significant publishing history and awards, and information that might be relevant to that specific submission.

4- Please do not send multiple submissions at once, or submissions simultaneously submitted at another market or anthology.

5- We try to respond to all submissions in 30 days. Please feel free to query uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com if we’ve had your submission for over 45 days.

Poetry Guidelines

We are currently closed to unsolicited poetry submissions.

Poetry Editor: Julia Rios

Uncanny is looking for original, unpublished speculative poetry of any length. Payment is $30 per poem. We will reject any poem that doesn’t follow our guidelines and procedures. You may not resubmit a rejected poem. If you aren’t sure if your poem counts as unpublished, please query us.

1- Please email your submissions to uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com. Make sure to put Poetry Submission: Poem Title in the subject line.

2- Your cover letter should contain the length of your poem, your significant publishing history and awards, and information that might be relevant to that specific submission.

3- You may send up to five poems at a time, but please send them in separate emails attached in .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats. Please do not send poems simultaneously submitted at another market or anthology.

4-  We try to respond to all submissions in 15 days. Please feel free to query uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com if we’ve had your submission for over 30 days.

Nonfiction Submissions

Uncanny doesn’t accept unsolicited nonfiction submissions. Payment is $50 per essay on acceptance.

Fiction Reprints

Uncanny doesn’t accept unsolicited reprint submissions. Payment is $.01 per word on acceptance.

Art Submissions

Uncanny pays $100 for reprint art. Please feel free to email art queries to uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com with a link to your portfolio.