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About

Weird Tales is the place where two storytelling concepts meet: speculative and alternative. In 1923, when the magazine was originally founded, those two ideas amounted to the same thing. Weird Tales was launched to showcase writers trying to publish stories so bizarre and far out, no one else would publish them — stories of unearthly dimensions and dark possibilities, gothic seductresses and cosmic monstrosities. Today, Weird Tales carries that mission forward into the 21st century, finding the most talented new writers, artists, and creators whose visions are too incredible to fit within the comfortable little boxes of everyday experience.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Bizarro, Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Cross-Genre, Gothic, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorSubgenres: Cross-Genre, Gothic, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Quirky, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Quirky.
Topics:
Literature/Books (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article ArticleNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Bizarro, Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasySubgenres: Cross-Genre, Gothic, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorSubgenres: Cross-Genre, Gothic, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Literary, Quirky, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2022
Last Checked: 27 Apr 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Apr 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Jul 2005

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