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Diabolical Plots

Literary Magazine




SF/F/H zine of Nebula nommed/winning & Hugo-nommed fiction, Ignyte-winning Submission Grinder, Long List Anthology.

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

Pays$0.1 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 - 3500 words max

Max words: 3500

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative, wtf idk

Payment: $ 0.1 per word

Genres: science fiction, fantasy, horror (everything must have a speculative element, even horror).


Payment: $ per piece

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Estimated Resolution Time: 30 days after end of submission window. If you have not received a response by then, feel free to follow the instructions for querying in the section below. We will send initial responses to stories as we read them, which will either be hold notices or rejections. Hold notices will be kept until after the slush window to winnow down to the final selection. Anonymity: All identifying information should be removed from your manuscript prior to submission. This allows our first readers to judge stories anonymously. Please don’t include any personal information in the title field, the story itself, or the Notes For the Editor boxes. Your story will not be disqualified if you forget to anonymize your submission, but please do your best.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

37 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

32 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 36 days, 42 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

37 days

12-month average response time

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    David Steffen