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Apparition Lit

Literary Magazine



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Apparition Lit is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine that features original short stories, poetry, and artwork.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
    13 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Payssee Genres section for details

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

  • 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: 1000

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: Literary, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.05 per word

Also hold monthly flash fiction contests between the 1st and 15th of each month. For fiction under 1000 words


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 50 per piece

Send us all types of poetry, including traditional forms. Each poem must be no longer than 2-pages in length.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    In your cover letter, please add content warnings for sexual assualt, animal abuse, or graphic violence.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Format the work using the Shunn manuscript (but we don't need your physical address or phone #) Please only use Times New Roman or Arial font in your document. Name the file using the work title and your last name.

  • Author's rights

    We purchase the right to publish the story online and in the quarterly edition. Rights will revert back to the artist after one year.

  • Additional info

    Pays! Apparition is a semi-pro rate magazine, paying $0.05 per word, minimum of $50.00 dollars for short stories and a flat fee of $50 per poem. Don't accept simultaneous submissions

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

13 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

83 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 427 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

13 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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Speculative fiction is weird, almost unclassifiable. It’s fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary. We want strange, misshapen stories with enough emotional heft to break a heart, with prose that’s as clear and delicious as broth. Apparition Lit seeks original, unpublished speculative fiction and poet...

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    Editor  avatar


    Editor Rebecca Bennett avatar

    Rebecca Bennett

    Owner/Senior Editor and Cover Art Director

    Editor Tacoma Tomilson avatar

    Tacoma Tomilson

    Owner/Senior Editor

    Editor Clarke Doty avatar

    Clarke Doty

    Owner/Senior Editor

    Editor Amy Henry Robinson avatar

    Amy Henry Robinson

    Owner/Senior Editor, Poetry Editor, and Webmaster

    Editor Maria Schrater avatar

    Maria Schrater

    Poetry Editor & Assistant Fiction Editor