We want to publish your speculative fiction with some type of -Punk aesthetic. Cyber-, steam-, solar-, diesel-, ray-, bio-, street-, splatter-, arcano-, nano-, or whatever else your crazed imagination can come up with. If its -Punk then it fits.
We will accept fiction in the form of short stories and graphic stories.
Fiction should be between 1000 and 7500 words. We only accept previously unpublished stories in English. All stories should be original to the creator/submitter. No fan fiction or works set in an establish universe, unless it is of your own creation.
Graphic stories should be between 4 and 20 A4 pages and contain only original writing and art work. If your story is set in a digital manhwa format, then it should have clear page breaks very close to A4 size for publication in the quarterly ebook. We can do vertical scrolling on the site, but not in the pdf.
We will consider serials and series, but only one piece will be published per quarterly issue.
We will accept an original piece that is part of an unpublished larger whole, but only if the piece stands on its own as a story. If you are sending a piece like that then make sure that it is clear what you are submitting.
We will also accept art which can be used for cover art. Art submitted for covers should be at least A4 size and in full color. We will accept traditional or digital art, including photo manipulation and/or original character cosplay that fits a -punk aesthetic.
We will gladly accept art which has been published elsewhere as long as the usage rights for it are clear.
Please submit your work by email. Your submission should be in .doc, .docx, or another easily readable format. Mac users, please do not submit a .pages file. We prefer to read a standard manuscript format like Shunn. Your email/cover letter does not need to include an author’s note, one will be asked for upon acceptance, but you can include it if you wish.
We will not accept multiple submissions, but we will accept simultaneous submissions of pieces you have sent to other places. If you simultaneously submit a piece to HyphenPunk and somewhere else and they accept your piece before we do, please be courteous and let us know as soon as possible.
If you have been published by HyphenPunk then please wait at least three months before submitting again.
If accepted for publication, we purchase an exclusive license for first publication for both the web and the magazine. This license is for 90 days from first publication (either on the site or in the magazine) after which all rights revert back to the author. A more detailed license agreement and contract will be provided upon acceptance.
We will not publish explicit sexual content. Any other explicit content should come with a content warning.
We will not accept any type of submission that supports or suggests any type of discrimination. No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or religious persecution. HyphenPunk believes all people are equal, and if you don’t then you can leave.
All accepted submissions will be paid a flat fee of $25. This will increase as we grow.
All rates are in USD and paid via PayPal.
Please send your submissions to email@example.com.
Please put Submission in the subject of the email.
We look forward to reading your words!