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Bewildering Stories

Literary Magazine

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Nonfiction

Poetry

Review

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BewilderingStories publishes writing ranging from speculative fiction to realism in prose, poetry, and drama. Non-fiction and artwork are also featured.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within four weeks*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    5 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    40.49%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

PaysNo

FeeNo

  • 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 - 9000 words max

Max words: 9000

Sub Genres: Literary, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative

science fiction, including accounts of alternate histories past, present and future; fantasy; mainstream fiction

Nonfiction - 9000 words max

Max words: 9000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

non-fiction articles, essays; biographies, or memoirs

Poetry

9000 words max

Review

reviews and review articles, which may deal with real or imaginary books, plays, films on any subject as well as musical performances

Interview

real or fictional interviews

Translation

We also welcome submissions in languages other than English. However, all such submissions must be accompanied by an English translation.

Art

No specific limitations

Play

3000 words max

Audio

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    New contributors, please include a cover message addressed specifically to Bewildering Stories and tell us a little something about yourselves.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Word.doc and Word.docx are commonly used. RTF (Rich Text Format) is also available in most word processors.

  • Author's rights

    We purchase — with no payment but our gratitude — first, non-exclusive electronic rights for the works we accept.

  • Additional info

    We make no restrictions as to length. We like to keep works as compact as possible, but we also think our frequency of publication makes serials attractive and keeps readers coming back. We cannot consider, regardless of merit: Micro-poetry; Inspirational or religious literature; Fan fiction; Computer-generated texts. Scheduling: Titles are scheduled roughly in chronological order of acceptance. The on-line schedule shows the next four weeks of the official schedule, which is normally longer.

Tracker statistics

25

Total submissions tracked

5 days

Average response time

40.49%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

24 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

40.00%

12-month average acceptance rate

4 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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About

Bewildering Stories — known informally as “BwS” — is a weekly electronic publication featuring speculative fiction as well as non-fiction, namely poetry, articles, essays, reviews, and art. What does “Bewildering” really mean? One thing it does not mean: “befuddling.” We do not like literature that...

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Founded

2002

Country

CA

www.bewilderingstories.com

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    Editor Don Webb avatar

    Don Webb

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Charles C. Cole avatar

    Charles C. Cole

    Flash Fiction Editor

    Editor John Stocks avatar

    John Stocks

    Poetry Editor