MYTHIC will be seeking diverse sci-fi and fantasy fiction. We want original short stories that have never been published. We are also looking for varied nonfiction content including editorials, articles, essays, book reviews, etc. Authors are encouraged to submit their stories during the specific reading periods listed below.

Reading Periods

June 1 through August 15
(Reading for Fall and Winter Issues)

December 1 through February 15
(Reading for Spring and Summer Issues)


Please submit in standard manuscript format.
  • Works should be between 2,000-6,000 words. (No wiggle room above or below.)
  • Submit in Standard Manuscript Format
  • We prefer Times New Roman or Courier and 12 point type. Double-spaced pages.
  • Please include your name and contact information at the beginning of the story. 
  • Please include word count.
  • Submit in Word (.doc) format.
  • Please no simultaneous or multiple submissions.
  • No reprints.

Rights Purchased:

We are purchasing World English Rights on all short stories. Following an exclusivity period, all other rights revert to the author. MYTHIC retains a nonexclusive right to keep stories in the issue they appear for as long as the issue remains in print.

  • At this time, we pay a flat rate of $40, but we do hope to increase rates as funding permits.
  • We provide authors with one free copy of the issue in which their story appears.
  • Payment made upon publication.

To submit fiction:
  • Send all stories to
  • Your story should be attached as a Word file 
  • Put “Fiction Submission: The Title of Your Story” in the subject line for fiction.
  • Please include your name, title, word count, and contact information in the body of the email. 
Note on nonfiction: All articles and other content are chosen in-house. Please do not submit queries at this time.

If you have further questions, use the contact form. 

Thank you for your interest in MYTHIC.