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Haven Speculative

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Haven Spec is a speculative fiction magazine featuring stories for a 21st century audience. We love stories with a sense of adventure, stories that teach us, that touch us, that leave us wanting more.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    10 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    48 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Payssee Genres section for details

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 - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Sub Genres: Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.01 per word

We like stories that are subtle in their telling and stick with us long after we've finished. We're more likely to buy stories that balance a sense of wonder with a bold plot and emotional depth. Meditative stories that all take place in a single room, for example, are less likely to capture our imagination. Basically, we want it all: character, concept, dialogue, tone, plot, a strong opening and ending, and everything else!

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Payment: $ 0.01 per word

We like articles on politics and pop culture, articles steeped in science or otherwise verging on the academic, and pieces with funny or interesting takes we might not have expected.


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $5-10

We like poems that use complex fixed verse forms (think sestina, awdl gywydd, masnavi, etc), but we're not against blank or free verse.


Payment: $ 0.01 per word

There's so much great fiction in languages we can't read, and we'd like to change that. So if you have a translation of a story that has never appeared in English, we welcome it as a submission.


Payment: $ 35

If you think your work would look great on the cover of a science fiction and fantasy magazine, send us your best work and be sure to include a link to your portfolio in the cover letter!

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We will also accept a limited number of previously published poems, so please indicate on the form if your submission is a reprint.

  • Eligibility

    LGBTQ+ creatorsAll marginalized creators

  • Formatting

    All submissions must use the Shunn manuscript format (we prefer Courier New) and be either .rtf, .doc, or .docx.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Our submission cycle is split into two categories, where every other month is explicitly reserved for submissions by authors of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other underrepresented groups. Pays! 1¢ per word for fiction, non-fiction and translations, $5 for poems under one page (standard formatting) and $10 for longer poems. $35 for cover art We favor submisions that have not been published before (including on your own website), though we do accept a limited number of reprints

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

48 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

5 days

Fastest response time

110 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 163 days

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