Written by Ella Peary February 2nd, 2023

Pyre Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Pyre is an online publication of dark writing. They primarily publish horror, sci-fi, fantasy, magical realism, and writing that’s otherwise weird or macabre. Within these genres, they like memorable, meaningful writing that contemplates what it means to be human. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read Pyre online.

Since 2020, Pyre has been published twice a year, in April and November. Each edition contains writing from around 20 contributors. Pyre accepts submissions from all authors, but they are especially interested in showcasing underrepresented voices.

Now through February 28, Pyre is seeking submissions for their upcoming April edition. After that, they will accept submissions from August 17 through September 18 for their November edition.

Authors of fiction may submit one story, 3,500 words or fewer, or up to three flashes, 100 to 1,000 words. Authors of creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 3,500 words or fewer. Poets may submit up to three poems, two pages or fewer each. Pyre doesn’t usually accept micro poems.

Although Pyre doesn’t usually publish fiction under 300 words in their journal, they do accept micro fiction submissions that “can fit on the back of a VHS box” for a separate feature. They also accept videos, photography, and artwork.

Pyre pays all contributors an honorarium of $10.

Pyre accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but they ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

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

If you would like to learn more or submit to Pyre, 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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