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Broken Antler Magazine

Literary Magazine







Literary magazine publishing work that is dark, speculative, experimental, unsettling, and absurd. LGBTQ+/women-ran. Paying market for weird words and art!


  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    30 days*
    Editor reported data
    49 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • 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

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors


    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 1

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Absurdist, Experimental, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative, wtf idk

Payment: $ 20

Send up to 3 pieces at a time, 5,000 words maximum (across pieces). short stories < 3,000 words flash < 1,000 words micro < 300 words

Nonfiction (CNF)

Max words: 1

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ 20

Send up to 2 pieces at a time, 4,000 words maximum (across pieces)


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 20

Send up to 5 pieces at a time, 10 pages maximum (across pieces)


Max pieces: 2

Payment: $ 20

Send up to 2 pieces at a time, no length restrictions


Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 20

Send up to 3 pieces at a time, both b&w and color accepted

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    In the body of your email — please include the title of your piece(s), word count (prose only), a brief bio (100 words max.), content warnings if necessary, and any other information you’d like to share with us about you + your work.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submissions should be attached in .DOC, .DOCX, .PNG, or .PDF formats. Prose submissions should be double-spaced, unless your work is intentionally experimenting with form. Preferred font is Garamond (TNR is cool too). If submitting multiple pieces, please include all work in one document.

  • Author's rights

    By submitting to Broken Antler, you grant us first serial rights for physical and electronic publication. All rights revert back to you upon publication.

  • Additional info

    Broken Antler is committed to paying artists for their work. Individuals with work selected for Broken Antler’s print issue receive $20 + a contributor copy of the magazine. We pay $10 (per piece) for work published in our online venues. Payment is provided upon acceptance.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

49 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

92 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 176 days, 197 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

50 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

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    Editor Court Ludwick avatar

    Court Ludwick


    Editor Riah Hopkins avatar

    Riah Hopkins

    Managing Editor

    Editor Amelia Skinner Saint avatar

    Amelia Skinner Saint

    Art Curator

    Editor Bianca Viñas avatar

    Bianca Viñas

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Bekah Bahn avatar

    Bekah Bahn

    Associate Editor