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Archive of the Odd

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A nonprofit magazine that specializes in weird format/found fiction. Submissions are read blind, so as to reduce editor bias. Horror is preferred, but not required.

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  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
    49 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    5% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats


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  • 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


Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Experimental, Horror, wtf idk

Payment: $

Any form EXCEPT traditional prose. Story lengths from 500-8000 are easiest for us to place, but we accept any length.


Payment: $

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    We read blind. While there are no penalties for having identifying information on your document, we will ask you to remove it before we read. This is to prevent any subconscious biases- we’re people, after all, we don’t read in a vacuum.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Stories can be in any format except traditional prose. Stories told in forum messages? Great! Police blotters? Excellent! Receipts? If you can swing that, we want to see it!

  • Author's rights

    We do not look to obtain exclusivity. Our contract is for a one-time license for publication and promotion, after which we must ask to include you in anything else.

  • Additional info

    Previously published is allowed. We don’t discriminate in pay between reprints and original fiction. Pays! For the General Zine: $0.01/word plus 50% Royalties after printing. For Between the Shelves (Online only): $20 flat.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

49 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

10 days

Fastest response time

105 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

48 days

12-month average response time

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    Cormack Baldwin