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The New Absurdist

Literary Magazine









The New Absurdist is an online Arts & Culture Magazine. We look for works of all genres and styles. Fiction and non-fiction. Silly and serious. What matters to you? Whatever it is, we want to hear about it.


This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
    1-3 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    50% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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 (Flash Fiction & Short Story)

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Absurdist, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Young Adult, wtf idk

Nonfiction (Essay, Memoir)

Sub Genres: ,

Poetry (Collection / Poem)

No specific limitations


Expository – The purpose is to inform or explain the subject to the reader. Persuasive – States the opinion of the writer and attempts to influence the reader. Narrative – Writing in which the author tells a story. The story could be fact or fiction. Descriptive – Uses the five senses to paint a picture for the reader. This writing incorporates imagery and specific details.


No specific limitations


No specific limitations

Play (Screenplay / Stageplay)

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We recommend that you provide information about yourself and your work because it can help us understand where your work is coming from. If you’d like to be linked to, give us a website link or social media handle. Also, use a school email address if possible. Being in school is not a requirement to be published, but it may help us when we’re selecting work to be published. Age is not a barrier either, but note that we want to represent mainly the work of young artists and writers.

  • Eligibility

    We place a priority on LGBTQIA+, POC, women, disabled, and underrepresented voices. Age is not a barrier, but note that we want to represent mainly the work of young artists and writers. Any work that we determine to be hate speech will immediately be rejected.

  • Formatting

    Please upload a pdf of your work.

  • Author's rights

    As a submitter, you retain the rights to your work in all cases except the following: You (the submitter) have expressly agreed to publish the work with The New Absurdist exclusively. In such cases, we will reach out to you directly, and collect a digital record of your agreement. You are a part of The New Absurdist staff.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

97 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

22 days

Fastest response time

211 days

Slowest response time

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