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 short stories and graphic stories. We will also accept art which can be used for cover art.

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 We only accept previously unpublished stories in English.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.

Graphic stories should be no longer than 20 pages and contain only original work.

We will consider serials and series, but only one piece will be published per month.

We will accept an original piece that is part of an unpublished larger whole, but only if the piece stands on its own as a story.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.

Submission Format

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 six 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.

Any 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.

Submit Now!

Please send your submissions to

Please put Submission in the subject of the email.

We look forward to reading your words!


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