MYTHIC is seeking diverse sci-fi and fantasy fiction. We publish both new, original fiction. Authors are encouraged to submit their stories during the specific reading periods listed below.

Reading Periods

June 1 through July 31

December 1 through January 31


  • Works should be between 2,000-6,000 words. (No wiggle room above or below.)
1.) Submit in Standard Manuscript Format
  • We prefer Times New Roman or Courier and 12 point type. Double-spaced pages.
  • Do not have tabs in your manuscript; please set first line indents.
  • Please include your name and contact information at the beginning of the story. 
  • Submit in .doc, .docx, .rtf format.
2.) Please NO simultaneous or multiple submissions.

Rights Purchased:

  • For NEW/UNPUBLISHED FICTION, We are purchasing World English Rights 

  • 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 $0.01 CENTS A WORD for NEW short fiction.
  • We provide authors with one free copy of the issue in which their story appears.
  • Payment made upon publication via PayPal. (We are not responsible for any transaction fees).
To submit fiction:
  • Send all stories to
  • Your story should be attached.
  • Put “New Submission: Title of Your Story” in the subject line.
  • 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.