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Fiction: Short Form

Our reading period is now open for the following short form Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Weird, and Speculative Fiction of any subgenre or kind. See our Submission Guidelines for additional information.

  • Website: “Free Friday Fiction” stories up to 3000 words in length. Please see our guidelines for other requirements and submission information.

Opening soon:

  • Magazine: Special Issue #1: A themed issue we’ll use to introduce readers to our magazine and the kinds of stories Indie writers tell.
  • Charity Anthology: Benefiting one of our favorite charities.

Calls for submissions are announced here and on our blog. If you would like to receive a notice when submissions open, sign up for our authors-only mailing list here.

Fiction: Excerpts

One of our primary objectives is to promote indie created fiction. To that end, we are open to publishing excerpts from upcoming and recently published novels of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Weird, and Speculative Fiction of any subgenre or kind, except those in which a Romance is the primary plot.

We are limiting excerpts to one per week on our website and one per issue of our magazine. See our Submission Guidelines for additional information.

Fiction: New Releases

We announce new releases of self-published fiction on our website at the end of each month. If you have a Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Weird, or Speculative Fiction title releasing soon and have buy links for it, let us know and we’ll post it in our monthly post. Romances that fall within one of those genres are welcome, as are any other melding or subgenre like Weird Western, SciFan, Horror Comedy, etc.

To let us know about new releases and preorders, fill out this form.

Reviews

We are currently seeking quality, thoughtful, never-before-published reviews of self-published books and indie movies (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Weird, and Speculative Fiction and their respective subgenres only) for our website and magazine. If you are interested in reviewing for us, please send your name, contact information, and links to samples of your reviews to info@alternaterealmsmagazine.com. Please put REVIEWS in the email’s subject line.

We do not currently pay for reviews.

Art

We are currently creating a list of illustrators we can reach out to for cover (color), interior (black and white), and website artwork. To be included on the list, send an email to submissions@alternaterealmsmagazine.com with three to five samples of your work attached as jpegs. Please put ART in the title of the email and include your name, contact information, and any other pertinent information in the email’s body.