We take unsolicited submissions of short stories, poetry, and artwork year-round. Unfortunately, at this time we are a non-paying venue, but contributors will receive a free digital copy of the issue that their work appears in.

Short stories (50+ words, three per document); Poetry (five per document); Artwork (five as separate files).

Works should be appropriate for high school readers and up (think ages 15+).

  • No glorifying sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, or any other isms,
    We are an avid supporter of the LGBTQ+ and POC communities; submissions attacking any community will be automatically rejected;
  • It must be your own original work;
  • Please note if it has been previously published—
         Must not have been previously published by Nat 1, Gaslamp Pulp, or Audience Askew. 
  • It does not infringe on existing copyright material (this includes fan fiction);
  • No AI-rendered art or text;
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, if accepted elsewhere let us know ASAP (you do not need to withdraw unless the other publisher requires it—we can publish as a reprint!);
  • We read submissions blind. Do not put any identifying information on your submission, including the file name.

Issue Themes and Selection Process:

  • Two issues are released per year, one dedicated to Fantasy and the other Science Fiction.
  • All submissions labeled as the upcoming genre will be considered for that issue; those not accepted will be declined.
  • We make our decisions on which works are accepted two months before an issue is slated to release unless more content is needed, in which case another round of slush pile reading will occur three weeks before publication.
  • Any entries submitted after this point will be considered for the next issue of that genre being released.   


We accept submissions only through Submittable. Submissions sent via email will be deleted unread.