Wizards in Space Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Wizards in Space is a printed literary journal aimed to create safe and inclusive publishing spaces in print and IRL for writers to share their magic. For Issue 03, we seek impactful fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art (black and white) that orbit the charged and current conversations of our world, writings that tell authentic stories just waiting to lift off. 

We’re particularly interested in themes of healing and reclaiming, family and found family, communities and support systems, and quite plainly, love. We invite you to invent, reinvent, experiment, and bend or break the rules. Give us your big and your small, your subtle poetry and your speculative fiction, your political and your personal, your faith, identity, love, loss, and humanity. Our previous issues have featured works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that grapple with harsh realities of everything from social media to systemic oppression and inspire us to fight against these barriers.

All writers with pieces accepted will be rewarded $30 and will retain rights to their works. Wizards in Space seeks writers from all backgrounds, and all writers are encouraged to submit. Voices of color, nonbinary genders, the LGBTQ+ community–we are a safe place for your work. If it’s your original writing, submit it! Even if you're not sure which category it fits into, or if it's our style, or if it's any good at all, submit your work! We promise to read every submission with kindness and an open mind.

The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking for is to read through Issues 01 and 02, which you can order HERE

The nitty gritty:

  • Please do not include your name or any identifying information in your submission or in the file name to help us comply with our anonymous submission process.

  • No cover letters, please. You’ll have the chance to write a couple sentences about yourself when you submit.

  • Previously published work is a-okay, as are simultaneous submissions. Just let us know where a piece has been published before, and we’ll be sure to credit it.

  • Fiction, nonfiction, and cross-genre: one piece, up to 5000 words. Poetry: up to five pages. (Only one poem per page, please.)

  • Typed, numbered, double-spaced pages are best.

  • Please title all your pieces.

  • We accept .doc and .docx file formats. If those formats are not accessible to you, we will accept pdf.

  • Due to the personal nature of creative nonfiction, use discretion about using the names of real people in your work.

  • If your work contains sensitive material, please include content warnings as necessary. We reserve the right to add or modify content warnings as part of our editing process.

Now, give us all you've got!

Wizards in Space Literary Magazine