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The Antihumanist 34

About

We seek to publish the most challenging and thought provoking flash fiction and essays. We believe only by confronting the bare bones of reality we understand our place in the world. Humanism is a stance that centres the values and agency of humans. Therefore, antihumanism should negate this – a rejection of humans as the measuring stick for the rest of being. Many explore the themes of antihumanism, from fiction authors like Lovecraft and Ligotti to philosophers like Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Foucault. These writers defy simple labels: existentialism, postmodernism, absurdism, pessimism, cosmicism, and nihilism. Their failures – including bigotry and myopia – are symbolic of human fallibility. Regardless of whether you accept the arguments of the above positions or disagree, we argue that antihumanist writings identify the greatest challenge of late modernity – the collapse of value – and spurs the reader to respond.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for "tip jar" submissions.
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

Australia Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

We want fiction that challenges human centred narratives, that forces us to confront our place in the universe, that makes us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose? Historically, weird fiction has best captured this goal. However, we are willing to accept submissions from speculative, horror, and literary writers that meet the above criteria.

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 01 December 2021 11:59 PM E. Australia Standard Time (in 21 hours, 57 minutes). 4
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres Excluding: Erotica.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

We want essays and letters that challenge human centred narratives, that force us to confront our place in the universe, that make us question: Who are we? Why are we here? Is there a purpose? Equally, we are willing to accept essays that challenge the antihumanist project and explicitly refute antihumanist assumptions and presuppositions. However, we are not interested in essays which ignore antihumanism entirely.

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 01 December 2021 11:59 PM E. Australia Standard Time (in 21 hours, 57 minutes). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Philosophy (Social philosophy, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay Essay750 - 1,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art DNQ

This project does not qualify to be listed at Duotrope in this category. Reason: Artwork is by assignment rather than accepting direct submissions.

The Antihumanist Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
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AccuracyWe have received 381 reports from 338 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 29.2 mean avg | 26.0 median | 81 max days (23.5 std dev)
Responses97.11 %
Acceptances5.51 % of submissions accepted (37.4 avg. days per acceptance) | 6.21 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections91.60 % (29.2 avg. days per rejection) | 4.9 % personal, 95.1 % form, 0.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses2.89 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals2.89 % (15.8 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending143 responses are pending (0 min | 27.3 mean avg | 27.0 median | 190 max days waiting | 20.4 std dev) from 126 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission tip paid: USD $3.00. (99.0 % of reports specified whether they gave a tip; of those, 8.4 % gave tips.)
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 22 Sep 2021.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 01 Sep 2021.

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Dates

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2021
Last Checked: 10 Nov 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 29 Oct 2021 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Apr 2021

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.