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The Last Girls Club

The Last Girls Club Magazine is a quarterly feminist horror magazine that publishes international short stories and poems from the female gaze. It is an homage to the scary comics and zines of the late 20th century. Please check on the website for the theme in detail.

The Summer issue theme is "Sex Work is REAL work". It's focus will not be erotica, but the historical disenfranchisement, persecution of sex workers, the lack of legal protections, and culture of exploitation. Be creative, not boring (no sex scenes with a murder at the end). A24 just released a movie called "X". Watch the trailer for inspiration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awg3cWuHfoc

  • Submissions will be accepted from Jan 1-Feb 1, April 1-May 1, July 1-Aug 1, Oct 1-Nov 1.
  • Final notifications will be Feb 15, May 15, Aug 15, Nov 15.
  • No more than two fiction stories per author per submission period.
  • Fiction is limited to 2,500 words or less.
  • Flash fiction must be under 1,000 words, no more than two from an author.
  • No more than three poems per poet.
  • Poems are limited to 200 words or less for each poem.
  • I prefer to use PayPal to pay authors, but will work with authors where PayPal is not available.
  • Nonfiction columns will must be pitched to editor in chief before submission. Email your idea to [email protected]

Quota: This project has established a quota. Submissions will close when it is reached.

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The Last Girls Club Magazine is a quarterly feminist horror magazine that publishes international short stories and poems from the female gaze. It is an homage to the scary comics and zines of the late 20th century.

This season's theme is Thoughts and Prayers:

The theme is “Thoughts and Prayers”. It’s a common response to tragedy, personal, national, or worldwide and it does nothing to fix or help the situation. In fact it normalizes it. They shrug and turn away. This is your springboard to drive a spike into the heart of hypocrisy. Whether through powerlessness or apathy, it is complicit. Take it where you want.

  • No more than two fiction stories per author per submission period.
  • Fiction is limited to 2,500 words or less.
  • Flash fiction must be under 1,000 words, no more than two from an author.
  • No more than three poems per poet.
  • Poems are limited to 200 words or less for each poem.
  • I prefer to use PayPal to pay authors, but will work with authors where PayPal is not available.
  • Nonfiction columns will must be pitched to editor in chief before submission. Email your idea to [email protected]

Spring Issue

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Opens on Sunday, January 1, 2023 12:00 AM PST (in 178 days)

Last Girls Club Spring Issue Theme is Active Shooter. Think of the new training videos/protocols for students and teachers, office spaces, public spaces, the sense of inevitability of every news cycle including a shooting. Embrace the the sense of resigned acceptance of terrorism. Welcome to the future. No whining allowed. Please go to our website www.lastgirlsclub.com to get a feel for what we print.

  • No more than two fiction or flash fiction stories per author per submission period.
  • Fiction is limited to 2,500 words or less. Authors are paid $0.01 per word upon acceptance ($25 USD max).
  • Flash fiction is limited to under 1,000 words. Authors are paid $0.01 per word upon acceptance ($10 USD max).
  • No more than three poems per poet.
  • Poems are limited to 200 words or less for each poem. Poets are paid $10 upon acceptance.
  • I prefer to use PayPal to pay authors, but will work with authors where PayPal is not available.
  • Nonfiction columns will must be pitched to editor in chief before submission. Email your idea to [email protected]

Summer Issue

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Opens on Saturday, April 1, 2023 12:00 AM PDT (in 268 days)

Last Girls Club Summer Issue Theme is "Sex Work is REAL work". It's focus will not be erotica, but the historical disenfranchisement, persecution of sex workers, the lack of legal protections, and culture of exploitation. Be creative, not boring (no sex scenes with a murder at the end). A24 just released a movie called "X". Watch the trailer for inspiration.

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This theme’s focus is autonomy, legalization, and equal protection under the law. It is not sex focused, but lifestyle focused. LGC is sex positive and wishes to explore the possibilities of sacred prostitution and social acceptance of a profession that has existed since humans began. Acceptances will be notified on May 15.

  • No more than two fiction or flash fiction stories per author per submission period.
  • Fiction is limited to 2,500 words or less. Authors are paid $0.01 per word upon acceptance ($25 USD max).
  • Flash fiction is limited to under 1,000 words. Authors are paid $0.01 per word upon acceptance ($10 USD max).
  • No more than three poems per poet.
  • Poems are limited to 200 words or less for each poem. Poets are paid $10 upon acceptance.
  • I prefer to use PayPal to pay authors, but will work with authors where PayPal is not available.
  • Nonfiction columns will must be pitched to editor in chief before submission. Email your idea to [email protected]

Winter Issue

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Opens on Saturday, October 1, 2022 12:00 AM PDT (in 86 days)

Last Girls Club Winter Issue Theme is DEVOUT: Martyrs, Cults, and Madness

  • No more than two fiction or flash fiction stories per author per submission period.
  • Fiction is limited to 2,500 words or less. Authors are paid $0.01 per word upon acceptance ($25 USD max).
  • Flash fiction is limited to under 1,000 words. Authors are paid $0.01 per word upon acceptance ($10 USD max).
  • No more than three poems per poet.
  • Poems are limited to 200 words or less for each poem. Poets are paid $10 upon acceptance.
  • I prefer to use PayPal to pay authors, but will work with authors where PayPal is not available.
  • Nonfiction columns will must be pitched to editor in chief before submission. Email your idea to [email protected]