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A brand new online magazine for dark speculative fiction and anticapitalist sci-fi, fantasy and horror pop culture analysis. Neon, dragons and unsettling psychological terror.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 30 days*
    Editor reported data
    13 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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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

  • 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: Experimental, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative, wtf idk

Payment: £ 0.03 per word

Seize The Press Magazine is an anticapitalist publication looking to publish dark speculative fiction. Bleak sci-fi, dark fantasy, horror and all kinds of weird, messy, genre-defying stories that defy labels. We’re looking for stories that aren’t didactic or moralistic. We want stories where everything isn’t wrapped up neatly at the end. We want to promote a diverse range of voices from authors who write messy characters, so give us your problematic queers and your angry women—we want your difficult and morally questionable characters in unpleasant situations who don’t slide neatly into a narrow definition of positive representation and don’t fit the model minority mould.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: ,

Payment: £ 50

A fresh and unique left wing analysis or angle on any kind of science fiction, fantasy or horror media, or some interesting opinion on wider genre fiction pop culture.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Don’t worry about your cover letter too much, story title and word count is all we really need.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please use double line spacing. It helps our eyes. Strict 5000 word limit. Anything over 5000 words will not be considered.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    We do not accept multiple submissions. Please wait for a response on your submission before sending another.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

13 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

28 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 57 days, 42 days

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    Always open


Seize The Press is the literary melding of Ursula Le Guin, Thomas Ligotti and Rosa Luxemburg. We aim to build a solid community where writers are paid for their work and readers get some top tier fiction and media criticism. And if we get to dunk on Disney in the process then that’s just the cherry...

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    Editor Jonny Pickering avatar

    Jonny Pickering


    Editor Karlo Yeager Rodríguez avatar

    Karlo Yeager Rodríguez

    Nonfiction Editor