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Aberrant Dreams Magazine 16

A project of Aberrant Dreams

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions. We provide the following information as an archive.


FICTION: Aberrant Dreams accepts short fiction submissions of the fantasy, science fiction and supernatural horror genres. We look for stories with a solid plot and good character development. Stories should grab the reader’s attention quickly. Stories should be original and not a rehash of tired old themes. If you do draw from an old theme, add a twist to make it unique.
POETRY: Aberrant Dreams is looking for well crafted speculative poetry--all kinds (sci-fi, fantasy, and horror). While we like free verse poetry, if your poem has a strong rhyme and meter pattern, it will have a much better chance of acceptance.

Aberrant Dreams MagazineUnited States


FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
HorrorSubgenre: Supernatural.
Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.


Poetry Forms:Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming.
Styles:Literary, Mainstream.

Types & Lengths

PoemUp to 50 lines.
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.
P Print 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 to P Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) per piece.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  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:
29 Jul 2005
Last Updated:
30 Sep 2013