Speculation on Zahir Journal Rejection Letters

I don’t have to speculate, I know.  Right on time this past week, on the dot of their official submission response time, I got a form rejection letter.  I hope you have better luck in your writing submissions!

Zahir: A Journal of Speculative Fiction

Type of Journal: online, with a annual printed anthology

What They Want:  “well-crafted speculative short fiction stories including but not limited to science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and surrealism. We are especially attracted to stories that are on the literary side and that don’t fit comfortably within the usual genre boundaries” sub-5000 words.

When They Want It:  seems to be rolling submissions, so anytime.

How They Want It: online (pay $2.50) or snail mail to:

Zahir Publishing
315 S. Coast Hwy. 101
Suite U8
Encinitas, CA 92024
(for free)

See more submission guidelines.

Simultaneous Submissions?  Yes.

Multiple Submissions?  No.

Official Submission Response Time:  4-8 weeks

My Personal (rejection) Submission Response Time:  8 weeks, 3 days

Payment:  $10 and a copy of the print anthology

They have an online archive, so consider reading up before submitting.  Good luck and Happy Fourth of July!

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