Alien Magazine is currently open for all types of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art submissions. We are nice people; don't be afraid to send us anything.  


*We are not a science fiction magazine, though we are open to SF work. By "Alien" we mean "outsider" or anything that exists outside the societal norm*

*The first 150 submissions each month are free. After that submitters are charged a small fee that goes toward the upkeep of the website and Submittable account*


Specific Guidelines:

  • Please wait until you receive a response for your submission before submitting again. You are free to submit multiple times, but only one at a time
  • Only submit previously unpublished work
  • Include a cover letter in the appropriate place on Submittable. Please keep this brief: a 100 word or less bio 
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but let us know as soon as it’s accepted elsewhere
  • Submit all written work as a .doc or .docx file and all visual work as a JPEG or PNG file
  • Have standard formatting: put your page number and last name somewhere on each page. If the submission is prose, please double-space. Use TNR font, or similar 

*Alien Magazine reserves the right to reject your work unread if these basic guidelines aren’t followed. 


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For fiction we want your best. We are open to all types of stories. 


However, as a guideline, we are especially interested in pieces that explore non-traditional narratives, though we still enjoy traditional ones that have a bit of a twist. We also enjoy stories where characters learn a life lesson and where the plot has a greater context of the world at-large. 

However, all of these guidelines are just suggestions. We encourage you to take risks. 


We are currently reading for our third issue, which will be published online in August 2020.


Specific Fiction Guidelines:

  • Please wait until you receive a response for your submission before submitting again. You are free to submit multiple times, but only one at a time
  • Use standard formatting: 3,250 words max, double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar font (aka nothing insane), put your page number and last name somewhere on each page
  • Submit as a .doc or .docx file
  • Only submit previously unpublished work
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as it’s accepted elsewhere

*Alien Magazine reserves the right to reject your work unread if these basic guidelines aren’t followed. 

*Please note if you buy a sticker we can only mail to locations in the United States. 

For nonfiction we want it all. We are open to any format: lyric, essay, memoir, creatively researched, etc.  We especially like pieces where the artist discovers something about themselves while writing. Additionally, we find that topics that deal with current societal issues (and there are so many societal issues currently) work well. 


We're currently reading for our third issue, which will be published online in August 2020.


Specific Nonfiction Guidelines:

  • Please wait until you receive a response for your submission before submitting again. You are free to submit multiple times, but only one at a time
  • Use standard formatting: 3,250 words max, double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar font (aka nothing insane), put your page number and last name somewhere on each page
  • Submit as a .doc or .docx file
  • Only submit previously unpublished work
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as it’s accepted elsewhere


*Please note if you buy a sticker we can only mail to locations in the United States. 

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We are open to all types and themes of poetry. However, to guide you, we find that topics dealing with current societal issues (and there are so many societal issues currently) work best for us. 


We are currently reading for our third issue, which will be published online in August 2020.


Specific Poetry Guidelines:

  • Please wait until you receive a response for your submission before submitting again. You are free to submit multiple times, but only one at a time
  • Only submit up to three poems per document
  • Use standard formatting: 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar font (aka nothing insane), put a page number and your last name somewhere on each page
  • Submit as a .doc or .docx file
  • Only submit previously unpublished work
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as it’s accepted elsewhere

*Alien Magazine reserves the right to reject your work unread if these basic guidelines aren’t followed. 

*Please note if you buy a sticker we can only mail to locations in the United States. 

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We’re open to any form of visual art, including comics. Surprise us and take risks. Honestly, we often don’t know what we want until you show us, so show us something wild. All visual art submissions will be considered for the cover of the issue. 


All visual art submissions will be considered for the cover of the issue. 

Issue Three will be published online August 2020.


Specific Visual Art Guidelines:

  • Please submit as a JPEG or PNG file
  • Please only submit up to 6 images at time
  • Please only submit images in which you, the artist, still retain the rights for. Previous publications are fine for artwork, as long as you still retain the rights. 

*Alien Magazine reserves the right to reject your work unread if these basic guidelines aren’t followed. 

*Please note if you buy a sticker we can only mail to locations in the United States. 

All proceeds go to the upkeep of our website and the daily operations of our publication. 

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Large: 3in

Pictures of designs: https://twitter.com/alienlitmag/status/1206955965616140295

Due to shipping costs we can only mail to US locations. 

Alien Magazine