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A new literary magazine in the form of a dynamic universe. We’re interested in connecting and recombining the work we publish and letting the shape of their creations, however seeming-distant in genre or style or intent, tell larger stories together.


  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
    12 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    53 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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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, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • 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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Experimental, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Magical Realism, Speculative

Payment: $ 50

Submit no more than 3,000 words in total if sending multiple pieces. We’ll happily consider fiction in all prose forms—prose poetry, micro, flash, and beyond.

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 50

Submit no more than 3,000 words in total if sending multiple pieces. We’ll happily consider CNF in all prose forms—micro, flash, and beyond.


Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 50

Prose poetry only. We’re not a market for lineated poetry at the moment.


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 50

Send us up to five pieces in .jpg, .png, or .pdf format. If your artwork doesn’t work in one of those formats—for example, if you’ve built something dynamic or interactive—send a link to where we can view it online, or just ask!


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 50

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a short cover letter, bio, and your work as an attachment(s). We welcome pen names, author names, or pseudonyms. No need to include your legal name, physical address, phone number, or other personal information with your submission—the name you publish under and your email address is enough!

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    .doc, .docx, or .pdf for writing .jpg, .png, or .pdf for art and photography

  • Author's rights

    We ask for first North American serial rights and non-exclusive print/anthology rights. All copyrights remain yours.

  • Additional info

    We pay a $50 honorarium for work we publish! While we publish batches of new work on the spring/fall equinox and winter/summer solstice, we don't consider them "issues," but rather materializations of the Universe and its constellations. And the Universe may be completely rearranged by a cataclysm at some point... Work published in Astrolabe has been selected for Best Small Fictions 2023!

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

53 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

118 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 211 days, -59 days, 151 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

53 days

12-month average response time

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Submission calls

    All genres



We’re envisioning a Universe that’s expansive and dynamic, inclusive and lush, a perpetual explosion that defies temporal systems of organization or measurement. Instead of publishing sequential issues or a stream of work that relegates what came before to the background, we’re interested in connect...

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    Joel Hans


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