Weird City 44

A project of Weird City Press


Weird City is a literary magazine dedicated to strange things in dense places. Charmed by the likes of Auster, Murakami, and Borges, we’ve found ourselves hungry for more stories that walk the edge between the surreal and the mundane, the unexpected and the clichéd, and the forgotten and the impossible to forget. Some call it Weird Fiction or New Weird or Bizarro; others label it as Magic Realism or Urban Fantasy. But genre trappings don’t concern us, as long as at the heart of the tale there is a bubbling oddity that just manages to escape articulation.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2016


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Stories should fit the general Weird City theme that can best be described as “strange things in dense places”. While we’re flexible with definitions of “strange” and “dense” (and we look forward to seeing your interpretation), please exercise some discretion.

General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Other (See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story2,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
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Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2019
Last Checked: 01 May 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 22 Jan 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 08 Jun 2015

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