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Inner Worlds

Literary Magazine


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Inner Worlds is a quarterly digital zine of speculative stories about how we experience our selves and our world.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    Two weeks*
    Editor reported data
    7 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    10% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Work acquired through solicitation: 0%

Pays£0.02 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

    From the editors

    Reprints are welcome, as long as they're not already available somewhere free to read online.

    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 - 2500 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Horror, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: £ 0.02 per word

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Cover letter is optional but if your work is a reprint, please let us know when and where it was published before. And if there's anything you'd like us to know about your identity or your experience which you feel is relevant to the work, please include it in the cover letter. If your work is accepted for publication you are welcome to use a pen name or to be anonymous.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    When you're preparing your document please use black text, in a font and size that's easy to read, on a plain white background. If you like, you're welcome to use modern manuscript format.

  • Author's rights

    For original, unpublished works we request first worldwide publication rights in English. For reprints we request non-exclusive reprint rights. We also ask for non-exclusive audio rights as we hope to share stories from each issue via a podcast too.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

7 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

10 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 21 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

7 days

12-month average response time

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We aim to publish works which use elements from science fiction, fantasy, or horror to illuminate the different ways that we experience our selves and our world. That might mean finding a metaphor to express a feeling, or a setting which reflects how your brain works sometimes, or turning a trope o...

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    Sarah Jackson