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.
- Email your stories as a docx file to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short cover letter. Don’t worry about your cover letter too much, story title and word count is all we really need.
- Please use double line spacing. It helps our eyes.
- Strict 5000 word limit. Anything over 5000 words will not be considered.
- Payment for original fiction is 3 pence (GBP) per word.
- We accept simultaneous submissions.
- We do not accept multiple submissions. Please wait for a response on your submission before sending another.
- We do not accept unsolicited reprints.
- We aim to respond to every submission within 30 days. If you don’t hear back from us within that time do query it, but please wait the 30 day period before contacting us.
- You don’t need to provide your address or legal name. No publisher needs that at the submissions stage and they should stop asking for it.
- Please review our short fiction contract. If we accept a story we assume you are familiar with our terms.
- We do not publish poetry.
- If you have 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, we are currently open to non-fiction pitches. We pay £50.00 GBP per article. Send your ideas to our non-fiction editor Karlo Yeager Rodríguez at email@example.com
- We publish insightful reviews of horrible weird unsettling grotesque fantasy and horror. Science fiction also welcome, but emphasis on the horrible weird unsettling and grotesque. Publishers contact Zachary Gillan at firstname.lastname@example.org for review queries. Physical review copies preferred.
- We don’t want anything created using AI. Get that shit out of here.
For general queries please contact our editor Jonny Pickering at email@example.com