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Bone Parade

Literary Magazine



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Bone Parade is an online literary magazine with a mission to publish quality works of magical realism, fabulism, speculative, and low fantasy fiction that dredge lakes and ring bells.

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

Fiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Magical Realism, Speculative


We’re always on the lookout for great cover art!

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please don't include your bio. We prefer not to know anything about the people we read so we aren't accidentally influenced by how fabulous you are.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    single .doc or .docx file attachment with your name and email address in the header of the document.

  • Author's rights

    We claim the first time electronic publishing rights, and then the rights revert back to the author. If your work appears somewhere else in the future, we ask that you please credit Bone Parade as the first site of publication. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

  • Additional info

    We’re interested in writing that captures what it is to be human (but we love non-human characters with human emotions). We’re partial to character driven stories that work through the mucky waters of ethics and existentialism.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

28 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

35 days

Fastest response time

97 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

24 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    All genres



We're interested in writing that captures what it is to be human, but we love non-human characters with human emotions. We’re partial to character driven stories that sift through the mucky waters of ethics and existentialism. We publish five fabulous stories per issue.






    Editor Kimberly Schebler avatar

    Kimberly Schebler