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Not One of Us

Literary Magazine





Not One of Us is about people (or things) out of place in their surroundings, outsiders, social misfits, aliens in the SF sense—anyone excluded from society for whatever the reason. We’d like to consider the problem of “otherness” from every possible fictional angle.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:  / 
    13 days*
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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

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, wtf idk

Payment: $ 0.25 per word


Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 5

We prefer poems of 40 lines or less, although we’re willing to read longer poems.


Payment: $8-15

Query with samples. Artwork takes the form of story illustrations plus theme-related front and back covers.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We prefer Word or RTF attachments (do not send submissions in PDF), but it’s OK to embed submissions.

  • Author's rights

    We assume first serial rights, with rights reverting to the author/poet upon publication.

  • Additional info

    Themes to avoid: vampires, alcoholic villains without any understanding of their motives, tales about writers, sword and sorcery, deals with the devil, and revenge stories that have no other point, especially if the punishment far exceeds the crime.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

13 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

7 days

Fastest response time

23 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 46 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

12 days

12-month average response time

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    Always open


The editorial philosophy of the magazine reflects my own personal taste in genre fiction. To me the scariest and most deeply moving horror stories are not about monsters or about good vs. evil, but rather about the reader’s own fears and discomforts. Similarly, for Not One of Us, fantasy isn’t about...

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    John Benson