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Publishing Opportunities for Fantasy & Folklore Writers

I know from personal experience that it can be quite tricky to find places to publish speculative fiction in all its weird and wonderfulness. A lot of presses accept fantasy, horror and folk tales alongside other types of writing, but I tend not to have as much success submitting my speculative work to these places. To alleviate that, here’s a list of online and in print literary anthologies and presses that are dedicated to publishing fantasy, horror, folk tales, and speculative stories.

An online literary magazine dedicated to the weird, surreal, the other, and imaginary worlds.

An online literary magazine for queer, trans, and neurodiverse writers that celebrates the unconventional.

An independent press specializing in all things Gothic and macabre.

Wrongdoing Magazine

A new literary magazine that will "take the dark, the sacrilegious, and all of that good stuff that opens mouths and wounds."

Ghost Orchid Press

A new independent publisher specialising in horror, gothic, and supernatural fiction by new authors.

A small independent publisher that specialises in genre fiction, particularly fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

A quarterly online literary fiction magazine focused on finding the magic within the reality we live in.

An independent publisher of Gothic, horror and dark fiction in all formats, dedicated to exploring both traditional and contemporary Gothic and horror literature.

You can find more fantasy presses and publications to submit to here, in my September 2021 list.

Angie Spoto is an American fiction writer and poet living in Edinburgh. In 2020, she completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Her doctoral thesis was a fantasy novel, called The Grief Nurse, and a collection of essays on grief, madness and language. The Grief Nurse has been shortlisted for the First Novel Prize 2021 and The Bridge Awards Emerging Writer Award in 2020. Angie is represented by Robbie Guillory from Underline Literary Agency.

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