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parABnormal Magazine

Literary Magazine






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The subject matter of parABnormal Magazine is, yes, the paranormal. For us, this includes ghosts, spectres, haunts, various whisperers, and so forth. It also includes shapeshifters and creatures from various folklores.

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  • 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 - 6000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max words: 6000

Sub Genres: Gothic, Horror, Mystery

Payment: $ 25


Max lines: 15

Payment: $ 6

Poem length should be from 5-15 lines


Max words: 1500

Max words: 4000

Payment: $ 7


Max words: 1500

Max words: 4000

Payment: $ 7


Payment: $ 5

We are looking for innovative art on the theme of the digest. Interior art must be black and white.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    PLEASE, DO NOT PUT ANY FANCY FORMATTING INTO YOUR SUBMISSIONS, such as adding your name, title and page number randomly throughout the story, headers and footers, or anything else that might take away from reading and editing. This is because it can cause problems with both reading and editing your submission. It is important to note that style is much different than the above, and centering certain parts, bold, or italicized type is acceptable. It takes a great deal of time to read and edit things properly, so if we see things like this, Hiraeth Publishing reserves the right to delete your submission unread and without notifying you. Poetry: No more than three at a time — in the body of the e-mail. Please do NOT send poetry in an attachment and remember to include at a minimum your contact information in your email.

  • Author's rights

    We are looking primarily for original works. We ask for one-year exclusive print and electronic publication First North American Serial Rights [FNASR] followed by non-exclusive rerprint rights. See contract for further details.

  • Additional info

    parABnormal Magazine is a print digest [trade paperback format] released quarterly (March, June, September, December) and publishes original stories, articles, art, reviews, interviews, and poetry. No ghouls, no zombies, no vampires. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED TO FICTION SUBMISSIONS UNTIL JUNE 2023. We no longer accept simultaneous or multiple submissions. Copies. Each author and artist will receive a copy of the magazine in which their work appears. We do not want stories that involve excessive blood, gore, digestive tracts, and so forth. We also dislike stories with pornographic content. If you write a story with gore or sex, it must be appropriate to the plot and presented well. If you write a dark story, make sure it is spooky. Makes sure it is a story that should be read with all the lights on, with the reader looking over his or her shoulder while turning the pages.

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Total submissions tracked

53 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

48 days

Fastest response time

78 days

Slowest response time

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Hiraeth Publishing showcases what we consider the very best in speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal, anything out of the ordinary. We welcome new and established authors and artists equally, as talent is often found in out-of-the-way places. We are a family friendly comp...

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