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Abomination Magazine 8

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Abomination is a quarterly science fiction and horror publication with an emphasis on dark speculative fiction. Our goal is to bring you fiction that will burrow into your head and make your skin crawl. We are dedicated to presenting you with the very best original short stories twisted minds have to offer.
FICTION: We want you to scare us. If your story doesn’t incite dread, give us nightmares, or make us feel extremely unsettled, it’s probably not for us.
POETRY: Submissions of poetry should fit on a single page and have a strong horror theme. Show us something we haven’t seen before. We publish poetry very selectively, so don’t be surprised if your masterpiece receives a rejection. If you are going to rhyme, you better write as well as Poe.

Abomination MagazineUnited States


FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.


Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.

Types & Lengths

PoemNo line limits known.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) per piece.
P PoetryS Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) per piece.

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No UnknownText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No UnknownText format submissions

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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.
  • 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.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.


Date Added:
03 Jan 2012
Last Updated:
05 Nov 2014