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Mirror Dance 75

About

Mirror Dance is a free online magazine of fantasy in all its sub-genres, including magic realism, urban or contemporary fantasy, sword and sorcery, fantasy-of-manners, and stories with mythological or folkloric themes. We are especially interested in publishing secondary world stories, and stories from diverse ethnic, racial, and religious viewpoints. As a member of the Outer Alliance, we actively seek fiction with LGBTQA themes and characters who challenge traditional concepts of gender. We are open dark fantasy, science fantasy, and historical fiction with fantasy elements. We do not publish science fiction or non-supernatural horror.

Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2008

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

We value unique voices and beautiful but readable prose styles. We prefer stories with dynamic, fully-developed characters and richly detailed settings, and are especially interested in PoC and LGBTQA characters.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Historical.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words).
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
Novelette NoveletteNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 7500 to 15000 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

This project has permanently closed to submissions in this category.

Poetry Temp Closed

Poetry must have an identifiable fantasy element. All lengths will be considered, from haiku to epics.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Dark Fantasy, Historical.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Haiku (or related), Hybrid form, Long poetry, Narrative poetry, Prose poetry, Short poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 05 Dec 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 21 Sep 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 04 Mar 2008

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