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The Vanishing Point Magazine

Literary Magazine




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The Vanishing Point is a triannual literary magazine for works that bend reality. Horror, Sci-fi, Dark Fantasy, and all things speculative are welcome here.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    up to 75 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


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

    From the editors

    Accepts reprints for comics only.

    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 - 6000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 6000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 25

We like sci-fi, dark fantasy, and horror, though you’ll find we skew mostly horror. Give us your monsters, your ghosts, your psychological thrillers, your paranormal mysteries, your demon-possessions, your outer-space terrors, your cosmic entities, your dystopian futures, your dystopian present-days, your counter-earths, your political nightmares, your literal nightmares, your rips in the space-time continuum. Just make us shudder with horror and delight. Also, if yours is a voice that has been traditionally underrepresented in these genres, we’d especially like to hear from you.


Sub Genres: ,

Payment: $ 25

We’d love to publish interesting articles about publication, horror/sci-fi/fantasy in popular media. Please query first so we can determine if the work will be a good fit.


Payment: $ 25

We’re looking for black and white stories in the range of 6-8 pages. Horror/Sci-fi/Fantasy. We’re looking for non-exclusive print rights. We accept reprints and do not require first print rights.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Include a short author bio, written third person, in your cover letter. We will include this alongside your published story.

  • Eligibility


  • Formatting

    Please follow the Shunn Standard Manuscript Format (Modern) (link:

  • Author's rights

    All rights are non-exclusive. Our contracts are for first print/electronic rights, along with anthology rights and first rights to produce a podcast recording of your work. You may read a sample contract here. Writers must be at least 18 years old.

  • Additional info

    Priority reading. If you’re a subscriber, simply note “SUBSCRIBER” in your email subject line. We’ll make every effort to respond within two weeks.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

161 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

98 days

Fastest response time

201 days

Slowest response time

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Welcome to the Vanishing Point, that place on the horizon where the lines of reality and imagination intersect. In that place is a promise of excitement, dread, intrigue, and suspense.






    Editor Erik Gulbrandsen avatar

    Erik Gulbrandsen


    Editor Joshua Orr  avatar

    Joshua Orr