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Baffling Magazine

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Baffling Magazine is a quarterly online magazine of flash fiction. We love fantasy, science fiction & horror stories with a queer bent.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    120 days*
    Editor reported data
    113 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays$0.08 per word

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 - 1200 words max

Max words: 1200

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, LGBTQ+ Stories, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

We especially love to see more stories under 500 words. We are looking for speculative stories that explore science fiction, fantasy, and horror with a queer bent.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include a cover/query letter with the title, length, and a brief bio. You may include links to your website/social media, and previous publications if any. Please don’t stress about this cover letter, if we have additional questions about your submission, we’ll ask them.

  • Eligibility

    Neon Hemlock Press is particularly interested in queer stories and authors. Authors from all underrepresented backgrounds and marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to submit. Please don’t self-reject.

  • Formatting

    Please submit your story in .doc or .docx file, formatted in something approaching modern Standard Manuscript Format. Please use italics for italics etc. One of the editors has a slight aversion to Courier and a fondness for Georgia.

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Stories will be published first on our Patreon, then made available in our quarterly issues, and finally in an annual print anthology. Submission via e-mail and also via Submittable.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

113 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

84 days

Fastest response time

146 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 51 days, 464 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

112 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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    Editor Kel Coleman avatar

    Kel Coleman


    Editor Craig L. Gidney avatar

    Craig L. Gidney

    Co-Editor (Outgoing)

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    dave ring