Seeking Literary Outliers.

Before man could fly, some writer dreamed of it. In a time when midwives were burned as witches, space remained unexplored and fantasy was frowned upon, forward thinkers dared to have bigger thoughts and preserve them in ink. We seek those words. 

Here at Space and Time we open our pages to those that can see beyond the horizons into our future. We welcome poetry, art and fiction that bend rules, transcend genre and break stereotypes. We accept the unacceptable—as long as it’s well written, submitted in standard electronic manuscript format and polished to a high gloss. We hope to find the unexpected. We have the space, and the time, to seek it.

“Why do we write? Every writer has their own reasons. My own reasons aren’t bizarre. I write because it helps me sort my thoughts. If I sort the world into symbols of ink, I can make sense of it—the good and evil. Without the ability to release what’s in my mind and trap it on paper, I’m certain I would be mad.

Why do I publish? Because words, and writers, are the most important element of humanity. Without writers there would be no continuity for man and womankind—no history, no future. We would exist in ignorance full of voiceless dreams that evaporate into nothingness against the stars. We need writers that sacrifice sunny days for scribbling in a closet. We need writers that give life to the story that wells up inside them in spite of it all.

To work on a magazine is to hunt for literary treasure. We seek the Tolkiens, Rowlings, Le Guins and Kings on their way to the top so we can touch greatness, unedited and raw—so that we can help another voice to sing on paper. To stand in the unrefined light of a new Poe and read that first submission… to help fine words come to light… this is the dream.”

— Angela Yuriko Smith
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Space and Time Magazine

Closed for Submissions until September 21

The benefits to publishing in Space and Time: Space and Time magazine is produced as an audio issue as well as digital and print editions. Every fiction author and poet that appears in this issue receives a complimentary PDF subscription, a print copy and the ability to purchase extra copies at wholesale plus shipping as a contributor. We will also upload the audio production of your piece to YouTube for you to use for your own promotional purposes and include you in our social media as much as we are able. Your success is our success.

In addition, we will consider your works for nomination to the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, PEN/O’Henry Prize, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Non-required Reading, The Best Small Fictions, Poetry Daily, Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association’s Eglin and Rhysling Awards, Horror Writer’s Association’s  Bram Stoker Award® and Verse Daily. We try to nominate from each publication every year. 

We seek: science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, magical realism—we look for work with a speculative element and creative hybrids. Gratuitous sex and gore do not impress us, so only include if they are integral to the plot. No children’s stories.

You send: Stories with a maximum word count of 10k (we prefer stories up to 5,000 words) submitted in standard Shunn electronic manuscript format. All fiction submissions are to be sent electronically. Please include complete contact details on the document.  

We pay: Payment of a penny-per-word is made upon acceptance. We buy first print and electronic rights. After a work is published, rights immediately revert to the author. Accepted submissions will be posted on our social media and notified. If your work is not selected, you will also be notified.

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