Written by Ella Peary March 4th, 2021

Ligeia Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Ligeia Magazine is a home for literary oddities. “We believe in the writer’s strange obsessions, and we are obsessed with strange writers,” writes the editor. Named after a story penned by Edgar Allen Poe, Ligeia is seeking strange fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They have a soft spot for everything absurd and grotesque, and they love the contemporary gothic style.

Helmed in Baltimore, Ligeia has been published quarterly online since 2019. Each digital edition contains work from around thirty contributors.

Right now through March 15, Ligeia is open to submissions. Authors published in Ligeia are eligible for prestigious nominations, including The Pushcart Prize and Best of The Net.

Poets may submit up to five poems. The editors are looking for engaging, descriptive poems that are a little weird.

Authors of fiction and nonfiction may submit up to 2,000 words. Ligeia also accepts flash writing. Authors may submit multiple flashes, totaling 2,000 words or fewer. Ligeia accepts both literary and genre fiction.

Ligeia accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work.

Ligeia only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Ligeia, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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