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Alien Magazine

Literary Magazine



Flash Nonfiction



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We are a literary magazine for outsiders. We publish work that takes risks. We believe in you, in your art, and in aliens.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-6 months*
    Editor reported data
    43 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats


Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 20

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 20

Please wait until you receive a response for your submission before submitting again. You are free to submit multiple times, but only one, up to 5,000 word piece, at a time. Use standard formatting: double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar font, put your page number and last name somewhere on each page. Submit as a .doc or .docx file.

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Payment: $ 20


Payment: $ 20

No specific limitations


Max pieces: 6

Payment: $ 20

Please submit as a JPEG or PNG file. Please only submit art pieces the artist still retains the rights for. Works that have been previously published, posted, and exhibited are allowed as long as the artist still retains the rights. If selected for publication, Alien will acquire rights to feature your artwork (while giving you credit) on our website and social media accounts. However, in this agreement, you still retain full rights to your images--including posting on your own social media, reprinting in other publications, selling, exhibiting in galleries, etc.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    You retain all rights to your work, but, if you submit artwork and it is published, Alien Magazine will acquire rights to feature your artwork (while giving you credit) on our website and social media accounts.

  • Additional info

    Make you feel at home: cozy, meme-friendly, a sense of community, all that stuff Active on social media Pays! Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype Helpful: reposting other opportunities on their Twitter :)

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

43 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

251 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 262 days, 449 days, 711 days, 578 days, -287 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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Submission calls

    Nonfiction, Art








    Editor Matthew Hawkins avatar

    Matthew Hawkins


    Editor Claire Younger Martin avatar

    Claire Younger Martin


    Editor Kala Frances Wahl avatar

    Kala Frances Wahl


    Editor Carlos Contreras avatar

    Carlos Contreras

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Tabitha Chartos avatar

    Tabitha Chartos

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Z Howard avatar

    Z Howard

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Sienna Zeilinger avatar

    Sienna Zeilinger

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Fox Auslander avatar

    Fox Auslander

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Sophia Marina avatar

    Sophia Marina

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Kate Wilson avatar

    Kate Wilson

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Matthew Hawkins avatar

    Matthew Hawkins

    Art Editor

    Editor Claire Younger Martin avatar

    Claire Younger Martin

    Art Editor