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State of Imagination is a literary e-zine publishing eclectic, weird fiction the world needs to read. Published quarterly, we’re looking for creative, highly imaginative and genre-blurring prose in both flash fiction and short fiction lengths.

Country of Publication

United States



Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished when new content or new issues become available.

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We want weird, uniquely bizarre, highly imaginative stories with a literary sensibility. Surprise us, awe us, frighten us, or make us laugh – we’re open to nearly anything!

General GeneralSubgenres: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction500 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
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Last Updated: 20 Aug 2020
Date Added: 27 Sep 2010

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