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parABnormal Magazine

A project of Hiraeth Books (see other related projects).

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The subject matter of parABnormal Magazine is, yes, the paranormal. For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:

Open to fiction submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 8 days from now). 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasySubgenre: Paranormal.
Horror HorrorSubgenre: Paranormal.
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story3,000 - 6,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology.

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Token payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $25 for original stories; $7 for reprints.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Dates:

Open to nonfiction submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 8 days from now). 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview Interview1,500 - 4,000 words.
Review Review1,500 - 4,000 words.
Article Article1,500 - 4,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Mainstream.

Topics:

Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Pay ranges from Token payment to Semi-pro payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $20 for original articles; $6 for reprints; $7 for reviews and interviews.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Dates:

Open to poetry submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 8 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasySubgenre: Paranormal.
Horror HorrorSubgenre: Paranormal.
Lengths:
Poem Poem5 - 15 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Dark, Mainstream.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) (Provides free copy/copies) Semi-pro payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $6 per poem.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Open

Query first

Dates:

Open to visual art submissions through 31 July 2024* (approx. 8 days from now). 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Dark, Fantastical.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology (See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Token payment (under US$10 per piece) (Provides free copy/copies) Token payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: USD $5 per piece.

Submissions:

Method: Email.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Image.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

parABnormal Magazine Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 17 reports from 17 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 88.9 mean avg | 71.0 median | 222 max days (47.7 std dev)
Responses94.11 %
Acceptances35.29 % of submissions accepted (123.8 avg. days per acceptance) | 35.29 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections58.82 % (76.8 avg. days per rejection) | 10.0 % personal, 50.0 % form, 40.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses5.88 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals5.88 % (1.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending2 responses are pending (22 min | 29.5 mean avg | 29.5 median | 37 max days waiting | 10.6 std dev) from 2 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 07 Jul 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 28 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 03 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 14 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 13 Feb 2022

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