Mysterion: Seeking Submissions till July 31st

Written by Emily Harstone

Mysterion is a Christian-themed speculative fiction e-zine that is currently seeking quality speculative fiction with Christian characters, themes, or cosmology.  They are open to submissions till July 31st 2021. They have two reading periods every year, one in January and one in July. They are run by a husband and wife team and have a number of first readers.

They pay authors 8 cents a word for original work and 4 cents a word for reprints. They also pay artists $125 for a non-exclusive license to display artwork on their website  They have a hard upper limit of 9,000 words per story, and no official lower limit.

You can get a good idea for what they publish by reading past issues here.

All submissions are made through the Moksha submissions system, and you must follow their detailed guidelines outlined here.

Their theme guidelines are as follows:

  • The story must have a speculative element. It needs something beyond the everyday. We love science fiction and fantasy, enjoy good ghost stories, and think there’s great fiction material hidden in the mysteries of Christian theology–cherubim, leviathan, nephilim, visions, prophecy, and more.

  • The story must engage with Christianity. We want stories with Christian characters whose faith affects their actions, with Christian themes such as grace and redemption, or with a Christian view of the supernatural. Note that we’re not saying that you must be a Christian. We are not in a position to judge your faith and won’t try, and we welcome submissions from authors of all backgrounds and perspectives. Nor does your story need to be unambiguously pro-Christian. If you can tell a good story that meaningfully engages with Christianity, we want to read it.

To learn more, or to submit, go here.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.

 

 

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