Status: We are currently OPEN to submissions.
Shimmer publishes speculative fiction — science fiction, fantasy, a dash of literary horror.
Shimmer aspires to publish excellent fiction across lines of race, income, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, geography, and culture, and therefore encourages submissions of diverse stories from diverse authors. This includes, but is not limited to: people of color, LBGTQIA, women, the impoverished, the elderly, and those with disabilities. We are not interested in acquiring fiction that denigrates or perpetuates stereotypes of the above groups.
We encourage authors of all backgrounds to write stories that include characters and settings as diverse and wondrous as the people and places of the world we live in. Every story sent to us should be well-researched, respectful, and conscientious.
What to send us:
- Unusual and beautifully-written speculative fiction stories
- Full plots and strong characters
- Contemporary fantasy, sometimes SF
- Unusual stories with a fluid and distinctive voice
- Odd, unclassifiable stories
- Stories about writers
- Stories that open with someone waking up
- Sword and sorcery
- Hard SF
- Holiday stories
- Space opera
- Paranormal romance
- Slasher/body-mod horror
- Stories featuring Nazis as heroes
- Multiple submissions
- Simultaneous submissions
- Unsolicited rewrites
- Stories that have been on your blog
- Stories that have been on your Patreon
- Fan fiction
- Up to 7500 words
For further information visit: www.shimmerzine.com