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Shelter of Daylight

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction




Shelter of Daylight is now published semi-annually, in January and in July, in print [and, eventually, as an eBook]. It presents original science fiction and fantasy stories that are upbeat and positive in their mood. It also presents a few original poems.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    two months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Payssee Genres section for details

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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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $15-25

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 0.01 per word

Anything 1K or less will be considered flash fiction.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 20 per piece

Articles related to science fiction and/or fantasy. Articles include essays and reviews, as well as writing tips.


Max lines: 100

Max pieces: 3

Payment: $ 5 per piece

from about ten to a hundred lines

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Shelter of Daylight wants original stories with plot, tension, suspense, conflict, and character development. Remember, if readers do not care what happens to your main character[s], they won’t read the story. The narrative should maintain a sense of wondering what’s going to happen next; of what’s lurking just around the corner. Showing is better than telling. Frex, instead of telling the reader that it’s cold, show your character shivering, stomping feet, or having ice form on beard or hair. The inner thoughts and emotions of your character[s] are just as important. We will consider reprint stories, provided they adhere to the guidelines; however, they are difficult sells. Please submit one story at a time, and wait for the response before submitting another. Payment is made upon publication by check or Paypal as follows: Original Stories: $25.00 Reprint Stories: $15.00 Flash Fiction: 1 cent/word Poems: $5.00 Articles: $20.00

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

85 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

213 days

Slowest response time

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