WORK WE NEED:
Fantasy (of course); this can be in the form of: magical realism, witches, wizards, swords & sorcery, horror-fantasy, other worlds in some far away places or worlds that collide with ours that live just out of sight. Anything you can think of in the realms of fantasy. We accept YA and adult style fantasy – and by adult we mean age not sexual content, though we do accept this within reasonable boundaries.
WORK WE DON'T NEED:
Apologies, no Sci-Fi or Fanfiction. No children's. No work that includes and/or pertains to any form of discrimination that we feel is just out-right bigotry. If you wish to include such themes because they are integral to the work; i.e. it is a reflection of how society is, this will be considered. However, if we feel you are trying to justify discrimination then it is a no-go.
We accept flash fiction of up to 1000 words and short stories of up to 3000 words. Send up to two pieces for flash and one piece for short.
We accept all forms of visual art, including: illustrations, graphic design, photography and any original pieces. We ask that all work is your own and follows the fantasy theme. Submit up to six pieces – they will be considered for cover art and interior art.
Email submissions to
Subject line should include 'submissions', your name and which subset you are submitting; prose, poetry or visual art.
Body of email should include a short, third person bio and submitted work as attachments. Please allow up to three weeks for a response.
We accept up to three poems within one document on separate pages. Ideally no more than 30 lines. However, if you wish to submit lengthier work, contact us to discuss beforehand.
Accepted formats: Word document and PDF for Prose and Poetry. JPEG and PNG for images. Font; please use a 12 point legible font. Please be aware that we will use our own typeface for the house-style of Noctivagant Press.
Ts & Cs
As we are an entirely volunteer run magazine, we do not charge fees for reading and currently don't offer payment for publications – we started Noctivagant Press for our love of writing, creativity and of course, fantasy; we want to give people the opportunity to freely share their work and become published writers. We accept work from all writers – published or unpublished, and accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere. All work will be proofread and checked/edited for any grammatical errors before being published, and we may suggest content edits. All work will remain the sole property of the corresponding contributor.
If your work has previously been published, please do let us know so that we can give credit where it's due – the responsibility remains with you to secure these rights before submitting to us.
If your work is published by us and you would like to republish elsewhere, then please give us credit.