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General

Oct 1, 2023 - Nov 30, 2023

Guidelines

"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."

"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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Response Time

53 days

Acceptance Rate

33.33%

  • Payment

    Yes: $5-$25

  • Fee

    No

  • Simultaneous submissions

    No

  • Previously published

    Yes

  • Expedited response

    No

  • Available in print

    Yes

  • Provides contributor copies

    Yes: yes

  • Examples online

    No

  • Active on social media

    No

Accepted genres

5 genres

Fiction

Max words: 6000

Poetry

Max lines: 15

Poem length should be from 5-15 lines

Review

Max words: 4000

Interview

Max words: 4000

Art

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

Fiction

Max words: 6000

Poetry

Max lines: 15

Poem length should be from 5-15 lines

Review

Max words: 4000

Interview

Max words: 4000

Art

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

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Track submission

4

Total submissions tracked

53 days

Average response time

33.33%

Average acceptance rate

48 days

Fastest response time

56 days

Slowest response time

How to submit

Process

In the subject line of the e-mail, put the type of submission as applicable, your last name, and the title of the work submitted. SUBMISSION EXAMPLE “Story/Poetry/Art Submission – Dahmer – A Special Dinner”. Stories/Articles/Reviews/Interviews: email as a Word (no DOCX files please!) or RTF attachment. Please include at a minimum your contact information and word count in your e-mail AND at the top left of the first page of your attachment.

Cover letters

Coming soon! Advice from editors on what your cover letter and bio should look like!

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.

Rights for published work

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.

About the Magazine

Founded in ? | United States

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 company, but we don't shy away from strong language or tough situations if the story or artwork calls for it. ​ We publish novels, novellas, chapbooks, coloring books, anthologies, collections, even short stories online in the effort to showcase the many talented writers and artists how have entrusted us with their creations. We do our best to present their work in an attractive package that will gain the most attention and entertain the most readers.

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

H. David Blalock

Editor-in-Chief

Examples

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