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Apparition Lit


Apparition Lit is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features original short stories, poetry, and artwork.

Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. Send us your strange, misshapen stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth. We love proactive characters and settings that feel lived in and real enough to touch. Stories with style, stories with emotion, stories with character. We want it all.

Please see our submission guidelines for formatting, word count, and cover letter requirements. In general, we ask you to:

  1. Format the work using the Shunn manuscript (but we don't need your physical address or phone #)
  2. Please only use Times New Roman or Arial font in your document.
  3. Name the file using the work title and your last name. 
  4. In your cover letter, please add content warnings for sexual assualt, animal abuse, or graphic violence. 

 If you want to better determine if your writing fits with our style, you can purchase past issues or check out our stories page.