Skip to Content

The Antihumanist 28

Fledgling Listing: This project is new and has been listed with us for less than six months.

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.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Australia Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

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.

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 Temp Closed

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.

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

More Information is Available to Subscribers: Only the basic information for this listing is currently visible. If you want to learn more about this listing, including submission statistics (average response time, rejection percentage, acceptance percentage, etc.), you need to subscribe. See a sample of what you're missing.

Dates

Last Updated: 01 Sep 2021
Last Checked: 16 Sep 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 29 Apr 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.