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Propagule is an independently-run convergence of the arts that is especially interested in the aesthetically novel, experimental, transgressive, and uncategorizable. Immanent in everything Propagule publishes is a dedication to imagination and boundlessness.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    3-4 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    46 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.23%*
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Pays$5-$30

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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

    From the editors

    Best of the Net

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors

    5

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

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

Payment: $5-30

What we are looking for: short stories that are intrepid with regard to experimentation and oddity; the strange, the surreal, the atypical, the unexpected. Traditional genre divisions do not matter to us—we do not care whether a piece qualifies as strictly ‘literary’; we only care that it is high-quality, that it is well-written, and that it is interesting. Please send us pieces that you feel do not fit in anywhere else, or are beyond the pale of any given trend. Send us content that causes us to experience feelings we do not have names for. We highly recommend reading our previous issues to get a sense of the kind of stories we are interested in; that said, we are also always looking to be caught off guard with unprecedented content.

Fiction - 750 words max

Max words: 750

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

Nonfiction

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $5-20

What we are looking for: (a) Reviews of new works of literature (novels, single-authored short story collections, categorial chimeras such as fiction/nonfiction hybrids or books that are structurally experimental). We are not interested in reviews of ‘well-known’, ‘mainstream’, or ‘industry-recognized’ books—we leave the expectably vague boundaries of this delineation to your intuitions (we trust them). As always, we aim to focus on transgressive and stylistically and conceptually novel content. (b) Reviews of new albums of music. As with literary reviews, we are looking for commentary on content outside of the mainstream. Introduce us to new sounds. (c) Other nonfictional ideations, such as analytic essays or CNF.

Review

Max pieces: 1

Reviews of new works of literature (novels, single-authored short story collections, categorial chimeras such as fiction/nonfiction hybrids or books that are structurally experimental). Reviews of new albums of music.

Art

Max pieces: 7

Payment: $

What we are looking for: art that is stylistically unique and pushes boundaries both visually and conceptually. Images which are both thought provoking and striking. Genre, subject matter, and medium are not restricted.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

    Upon publication, Propagule acquires First World Serial Rights, First World Electronic Rights, and Non-Exclusive World Anthology Reprint Rights, as well as the right to publish your work on Motif (https://motif.ink), an upcoming mobile app for literature.

  • Additional info

    No submission fee and we pay $5 / 1000 words for all published fiction! Expedited response times are available for $5!

Tracker statistics

108

Total submissions tracked

46 days

Average response time

3.23%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

115 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 129 days, 123 days

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We release new issues of our journal biannually, featuring a carefully selected entourage of original fiction. We also aim to publish interviews with artists, essays, and other nonfictional ideations. At the center of !Propagule is commitment to the notion that there is always new art to be discove...

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Founded

2022

Country

US

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    Editor William Dempsey avatar

    William Dempsey

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor David Reichek avatar

    David Reichek

    Managing Editor

    Editor Nick Siviter avatar

    Nick Siviter

    Director of Aesthetics