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Uncanny Magazine

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Uncanny Magazine is an online Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, provocative nonfiction, and a deep investment in the diverse SF/F culture.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    45 days*
    Editor reported data
    21 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 - 40000 words max

Max words: 750

Max words: 40000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.1 per word

Speculative fiction stories between 750-10,000 words Speculative fiction novellas between 17,500 to 40,000 words


Payment: $ 100 per piece

No specific limitations


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 40 per piece

You may send up to five poems at a time, but please send them in separate submissions. Speculative poetry of any length.


Payment: $ 125 per piece

Uncanny pays $125 for reprint art. Please feel free to email art queries to uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com with a link to your portfolio.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Your cover letter should contain the length of your piece, your significant publishing history and awards, and information that might be relevant to that specific submission.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All stories and novellas should be in Modern Manuscript Format. All writing should be attached in .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats. Please feel free to include your pronouns (optional) along with your name and email address in the upper left corner of your manuscript. Note, you do not need to add your mailing address or legal name to your manuscript. We will only ask for that information if your work is chosen for publication.

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    We want intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncanny doesn’t accept unsolicited reprint submissions. Payment $0.10 per word (fiction) $40 per poem $100 per essay $125 for reprint art

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

21 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

98 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 102 days, 106 days, 409 days, 2525 days

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Each issue contains intricate, experimental stories and poems with verve and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs, from writers of every conceivable background. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel. Brought to you by Co-Pub...

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    Editor Lynne M. Thomas avatar

    Lynne M. Thomas


    Editor Michael Damian Thomas avatar

    Michael Damian Thomas


    Editor Chimedum Ohaegbu avatar

    Chimedum Ohaegbu

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Monte Lin avatar

    Monte Lin

    Co-Managing Editor

    Editor Meg Elison avatar

    Meg Elison

    Nonfiction Editor