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Apparition Lit

Apparition Lit is open for poetry and short story submissions four times a year. 

February 15-28

May 15-31

August 15-31

November 15-30

Submissions received outside of posted open dates will be deleted unread.

2019 Themes:

Retribution (Submission period May 15-31, 2019)

Euphoria (Submission period August 15-31, 2019)

Apparition Lit also holds monthly flash fiction contests. These stories will follow selected themes and be published online.


Apparition Lit is seeking original, unpublished speculative fiction that meets their quarterly theme. Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. They want it all. Send your strange, misshapen stories.

Send stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth. They are looking for proactive characters and beautiful language, all wrapped up in a complete story.

Diversity is as important in fiction as it is in real life. They want a mosaic of stories, from authors of all identities and walks of life.


Apparition is a semi-pro rate magazine, paying $0.03 per word, minimum of 30.00 dollars (excluding flash contest). If we accept your story, we are purchasing the right to publish the story online and in the quarterly edition. Rights will revert back to the artist after one year.

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