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Theaker's Quarterly Fiction

Literary Magazine





Amateur zine | est. 2004 | Fantasy, sf and horror fiction and reviews.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
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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 - 50000 words max

Max words: 250

Max words: 50000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Both long stories and short stories. We are as happy to consider one-page short stories as 50,000 word novels.


Max pieces: 1


Artwork, but only as commissioned in relation to particular stories.

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

    Warning! Before submitting to Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction you should know that it isn’t entirely reputable! In particular, TQF sends up red flags in the following areas: there is no payment for contributions; the magazine has a tiny and to be honest practically non-existent print circulation; and it has published stories by the editors and their friends. We want: Stories with an element of the fantastic. Hard sf, soft sf, fantasy, heroic fantasy, dark fantasy, humorous fantasy, slipstream, magic realism, horror and terror – it’s all of interest to TQF. Just one story at a time, please. Copies. We will provide a free copy of the magazine to the cover artist and to the author of any printed contribution of over 15,000 words, as long as they are resident within the United Kingdom.

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    Stephen Theaker


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