Submissions

Our submissions window is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted; we look forward to reading your work. Submissions for Issue 4 of Otherverse Magazine will open at the end of 2022. Please refer to this page for updates, or sign up to our mailing list.

Our Process

All writers chosen for publication will be paid a fee of £30 for each submission we feature. 

The opening excerpts of your writing will be available to read online for free. By purchasing a digital copy of the issue, readers will gain full access to its stories and articles in their entirety.

We charge a small reading fee of £1 for each writing submission in order to keep Otherverse running. There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make. Please note that this charge is per submission, not per writer, and is a non-refundable fee. The submission fee does not apply to artists, please see the guidelines below for more details.

If you would like to support our team and ensure the continuation of our magazine from its early stages, please consider adding a donation to the reading fee. We are extremely grateful for any donations received.

Please read the guidelines before submitting your work to us, as writing that does not follow our guidelines may be disqualified. 

To submit your work to us, please follow the following steps:

1. Read the submission guidelines and ensure your work is formatted correctly.

2. Pay the appropriate reading fee using the payment button below (£1 for each submission you would like to send us). OR Please pay the appropriate reading fee via PayPal to the following email address: yasmin.inkersole@gmail.com

3. Email us your submission(s) at: otherversemagazine@gmail.com with each submission as a separate attachment to your email.

To ensure our content meets a high quality, our editors undertake a detailed process of reviewing and proofreading the writing we receive. Should your submission therefore be accepted, please be aware that you may be asked to add minor changes to your work so that it matches the format and standards of our magazine. These changes are of course negotiable, so please contact us if you disagree with any suggestions we make.

Any writers still accepted after this process will be paid a fee of £30 for their writing.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Any personal information we receive from you (such as your phone number or email address) will not be shared with anyone outside of our editorial staff without your permission, unless we are compelled to disclose information by law.

General Submission Guidelines for Writers

We accept submissions from anyone aged 18 years and over. 

Entries can be from anywhere in the world but must be written in English.

We accept submissions of fantasy, science fiction and non-fiction writing from 500-5,000 words in length. Some exceptions can be made to this in certain circumstances; please email otherversemagazine@gmail.com if you have queries regarding your submission length.

All writers chosen for publication in Issue 3 of Otherverse will be paid a fee of £30 per piece of work published. Please note that this is a fixed payment and does not depend on word count. 

For all works we accept for publication, Otherverse Magazine buys First English Language serial rights (electronic and print), and non-exclusive serial rights for reprints and future editions of the magazine. Writing that has been previously published, or is being considered for publication, is acceptable as long as the author retains all other rights to their work. Please notify us if and where your work has been previously published elsewhere.

Any plagiarised work will be disqualified along with any other work submitted by the same writer. The writer will be banned from any future submissions to Otherverse Magazine.

We will also disqualify any work that we believe contains racism, sexism, homophobia, or discrimination of any kind. We are a magazine committed to providing a safe and inclusive place for all writers and readers, and we will not accept any hateful stories that betray our mission.

Successful submissions will be published in Otherverse Magazine: Issue 3, due for online release in November 2022. Authors selected for publication will be notified via their given email address.

Please note that we do not provide an automaticrecipt of your submission and only guarantee a response to successful submissions. If you would like confirmation of your submission or have a question regarding your writing, please contact us at otherversemagazine@gmail.com.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Submissions

We accept science fiction and fantasy writing, and are open-minded regarding the boundaries of these genres. Speculative fiction, YA, magical realism, mythological, surreal, contemporary, etc stories are all encouraged as long as they pertain to either science fiction or fantasy. Flash fiction, short stories and excerpts from novellas and novels are permitted; please specify the nature of your submission in your entry.

We also accept non-fiction submissions. We seek articles that concern an aspect of fantasy or science-fiction, and are open-minded regarding subject matter. Articles on the publishing industry, genre boundaries, book or film reviews, etc are welcome. You may email us at otherversemagazine@gmail.com if you have an article concept in mind and want to see if it would be a good fit for us. Please note that approval of a topic idea does not guarantee that your article will be published.

Non-Fiction Submissions

How to Format Your Submission

Please ensure that each submission you make is in its own separate Word or PDF file. We cannot accept other file formats. 

In the body of your email submission, please write the following information:

  • Your full name as you would like to be known if you are selected for publication.
  • The cardholder’s name for the card with which you paid your reading fee OR the name associated with your PayPal account.
  • The wordcount of your submission.
  • Your contact email address.

In the document or PDF, the title of your submission should be written in bold and underlined. If untitled, please write ‘Untitled’ at the top of your story. 

Submissions should be in 11pt or 12pt Times New Roman and single-spaced, with indented paragraphs. Page numbers should be marked in the bottom right corner.

The subject line of your email should be as follows:
‘Submission to Otherverse (issue number)’ followed by your name.

The title of your document or PDF should be named:
“LastName.FirstName.Title-of-Submission.”
Example: Anker.Oliver.The-Tides.

If you have any questions concerning our guidelines and process, or if you are still unsure how to send us your writing, feel free to contact us with your concerns at otherversemagazine@gmail.com.