Bewildering Stories 130

About

Bewildering Stories is a webzine (or “e-zine”) devoted to speculative and experimental writing. All genres are welcome in both fiction and non-fiction. We publish novels, novellas, short stories, poetry, drama, articles, essays, reviews, graphic art and music.

Bewildering Stories
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Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. International

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
NovellaNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 15000 to 40000 words).
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
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

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History (Biographies), Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
ArticleNo specific word count limits known.
EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
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

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G General
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms. Excluding: Haiku (or related).
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
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

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
ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
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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Before Submitting

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  • 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.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
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  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
23 Nov 2005
Last Updated:
23 May 2017