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READING PERIODS:
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.

Euphoria (Submission period August 15-31, 2019, OPEN Publishing October 2019)

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

For more information on themes and submission guidelines, please see the flash fiction drop down below.

PAYMENT:
Apparition is a semi-pro rate magazine, paying $0.03 per word, minimum of $30.00 dollars (excluding flash contest. See details in the Flash Fiction dropdown for flash rates). 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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SHORT FICTION:
We will only accept stories between 1000-5000 words. If the story is complete with an extra hundred words, then it will still be considered. Any stories over 5,100 words, or incorrectly formatted, will automatically be rejected.

PAYMENT:
Apparition is a semi-pro 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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POETRY:
Apparition Lit is seeking original, unpublished speculative poetry that meet our quarterly theme. These poems must have obvious fantasy or sci-fi elements that make it clear it this isn’t a literary poem that you stuck an ogre into.

We want poetry that is more than just formatting. Send us all types of poetry, including traditional forms.

Writers can include up to five (5) poems per submission.

LENGTH:
There is no minimum length.

Each poem must be no longer than 2-pages in length.

PAYMENT:
We play a flat fee of $15 per poem.

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RESPONSE TIME:
All acceptances and rejections will be emailed by the 15th day of the following month after submissions close.

If you have not heard back by the 15th, send a query to: info@apparitionlit.com with the title of your submission. Before emailing, please check your spam folder.

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2019 MONTHLY FLASH FICTION CONTEST:
We want succinct speculative stories. Flex your writing muscles and send us flash fiction.

Each month Apparition Lit holds a flash fiction contest. We’ll be looking for previously unpublished stories that meet our monthly tests. Flash fiction should be a complete story, not an excerpt of a larger work. If you aren’t sure how to write a flash piece, check out the write-up at Writer’s Digest.

In 2019, instead of monthly themes, Apparition Lit will issue monthly challenges. These flash pieces must be speculative and must meet the requirements of the selected test. This may mean that stories refer to the test outright, challenge the test, or abide by the requirements. To learn more about how, and why, we planned these monthly story tests, you can read the article by editor Rebecca Bennett on the subject.

Submissions for Flash Fiction will be accepted on the first 15 days of the month for each test (For example, January Flash submissions will be excepted January 1-15). No rejections will be sent for flash submissions, and one winning story will be selected each month. After the selected writer is notified, their story will be posted in the 4th week of the month.

THEMES/TESTS
Whether you’re a flash master or just want to try your hand at a short-short story that packs a big punch, we want to hear from you! Check out our monthly challenges:

September 2019: This is a call for POC, Black and Indigenous writers. The flash must pass or discuss The Racial Bechdel Test, which asks 1) Are there two or more named people of Colour, 2) who talk to each other, 3) about something other than White people.

October 2019: The flash must pass or discuss The Finkbeiner Test, which sets out that the story must not mention 1) The fact that the subject is a woman, 2) Her husband’s job, 3) Her child care arrangements, 4) How she nurtures her underlings, 5) How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field, 6) How she’s such a role model for other women, 7) How she’s the “first woman to…”

November 2019: The flash must pass or discuss Raleigh Becket Test, which contains a central male character whose narrative needs the development of a female character but is precluded from being sexually or romantically involved with the character.

December 2019: The flash must pass The Apparition Test, which sets out that 1) the main character must not be a writer with writer’s block, 2) boobs cannot be described, 3) Story cannot involve a long scene with a character driving, 4) Story cannot involve rape or violence toward women/children/animals
Length: We will only accept stories 1000 words and under. This is a hard limit.

PAYMENT:
Apparition Lit is increasing the prize for the monthly flash fiction contest to $10 USD, to meet the minimum semi-pro payment. If we accept your story, we are purchasing the right to publish the story online.

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