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We welcome the surreal, the weird, and the uncanny. Scare us, surprise us, take us to space. Show us how horror, fantasy, and science fiction can be bent in new ways.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Weird / outsider / wtf even is it
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    34 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    6.9%*
    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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction

  • 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

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller

Up to two pieces, < 1000 words total

Poetry

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

Prose poems. Up to two pieces, < 1000 words total

Translation

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 2

We do not accept previously published submissions in English, although we welcome English translations of stories or poems published in languages other than English, provided you have the rights for republication. Up to two pieces, < 1000 words total

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Active on social media Promote writers even after publication - hype hype hype "I think hex has done a nice job of curating work that is A) actually weird/strange/surreal AND B) quality in terms of the actual writing. Those two things don't always align in online lit journals. I've been pleasantly surprised by some of the writing they've published right out of the gate and I was super excited to place a story with them." "They reached out and requested a brief four-question interview after my story was accepted. I really enjoyed the questions and was honored they wanted to know more about my writing process and my story."

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

34 days

Average response time

6.9%

Average acceptance rate

5 days

Fastest response time

117 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 153 days

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About

hex publishes very short speculative texts on a weekly-ish basis. We like it weird. Submit here. hex started in 2022 and is based at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA.

Founded

2022

Country

US

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