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About

Wintermute is an improviser, a chameleon, a white-light cube. Shape-shifting, forever-scheming, and calculating. It steals personality and talks through others. We want your original writing, but we know there's no such thing as an original idea. That's why we want carefully crafted stories—those worlds and characters and plots fueled by your authentic feelings. Wintermute wants to merge with your work—(but only temporarily)! For young and emerging writers, there are countless fantastic publications and journals for literary fiction and poetry, but the space catered specifically towards speculative fiction looked sorely empty—which is why Wintermute was founded. We want your best weird work! Please and thank you.

Important: Wait at least six months to submit again after a rejection.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel Excerpt1,000 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Young adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: Young adults.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKImage 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: 05 Dec 2021
Last Checked: 07 Dec 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 30 Nov 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 05 Dec 2020

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.