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Wtf is genre, send anything

Sans. PRESS latest issue

Send us stories that are fresh & weird


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    10 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    55 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    3% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats


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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • 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, Literary, Absurdist, Action-Adventure, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Gothic, Horror, Humor, LGBTQ+ Stories, Magical Realism, Mystery, Noir, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller, Young Adult

Payment: 150

Responding to our title (Another Name for Darkness) and/or cover artwork.


Payment: 150

No specific limitations

Wtf is genre, send anything

Payment: 150

As long as it tells a story!

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Don't worry about a cover letter – to maintain anonymity, we'll only read story entries at first! For the bio, keep it short (30 words) and preferably in third person; let readers know where they can find more of your work!

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Don't include personal information & use a standard font (like Times, Arial, Garamond, etc).

  • Author's rights

    If a story is selected, the writer will be offered a flat rate of €175, as well as a digital copy of The Garden. Sans. PRESS will have the right to include the story in the anthology The Garden, to be produced across multiple formats (digital, paperback, hardcover and audiobook). The writers retain their rights over their own work, and are allowed to republish it elsewhere after the date of the print publication.

  • Additional info

    Active on social media Pays! €175 per story Available in print Nominate for prizes (Bram Stoker, An Post, Pushcart)

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

55 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

34 days

Fastest response time

86 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 138 days

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    Paula Dias Garcia


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    Sam Agar


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    Aran Kelly

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