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Taking Submissions: Pantheon Magazine #9 Hestia

November 30, 2015

Deadline: November 30th 2015
Payment: 1 cent per word


We want to see the prompt inspire your writing. To bleed through every letter. If our quarterly is about Apollo, give us stories about the galaxies, about the sun, about archery. Give us stories that breathe Apollo. If the prompt is Artemis, give us forests, give us beasts, give us epic hunts. This does not mean we want stories ABOUT Apollo, or Artemis.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please include a note as to how your story is inspired or relates to the theme/prompt you are submitting to. If you do not do this, we cannot guarantee your story will be read. A single sentence is sufficient. This is not necessary for our annual, genre specific anthologies (Gaia and Typhon).

Below are our OPEN prompts:


HESTIA (# 9) – Publication Date: WINTER 2016


Greek goddess of the hearth and home, eldest daughter of the titans Rhea and Cronus, and sister of Zeus. She is a sworn virgin, known for her kindness.The opposite of Aphrodite. Symbolized by the hearth, she is the first to receive any sacrifice to the gods, and oversees the burning of sacrifices on Olympus.
Send us your household stories–your domestic noir, haunted houses, tales of forgotten homes, distant homes, missing homes. Tell us your hearth-side fairy tales and old legends. Contemporary stories of the sacrifices we make in our homes every day.
“Hestia, you who tend the holy house of the lord Apollo, the Far-shooter at goodly Pytho, with soft oil dripping ever from your locks, come now into this house, come, having one mind with Zeus the all-wise: draw near, and withal bestow grace upon my song.”

Submissions open May 1st 2015 and close November 30st 2015.

NOTE: Please read the entire page before emailing questions. Make sure your submissions are up to the submission guidelines listed on this page. If submissions do not follow these guidelines, it is not guaranteed that they will be read.

Please make sure files follow these important guidelines:

  • Double Spaced
  • Font: Courier or Times New Roman
  • Author Name & Email included
  • Word Count
  • DO NOT Paste into Cover Letter box
  • Number Pages



Pantheon Magazine is interested in fresh, creative, and powerful fiction that grips us and doesn’t let us go. We like it quick and concise, dammit. Longer work is also considered, but brevity is appreciated. We have short attention spans. We’re looking for fiction that is inspired by the god or goddess in our OPEN PROMPTS page.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please include a note as to how your story is inspired or relates to the theme/prompt you are submitting to. If you do not do this, we cannot guarantee your story will be read. A single sentence is sufficient.

Please make sure your work is thoroughly edited. Have someone who doesn’t like you very much read your story, then send it to us. Poorly edited work will not likely make the cut.


Please, feel free to exploit yourself out there as much as possible. We know how frustrating it is to have to wait three months for a reply only to be rejected. Just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. If we run into too many situations where we’re not notified, we’ll have to reconsider. Until then, go nuts.


We publish everything. That means if you send us Sci-Fi, Horror, Literary, Bizarro, Slipstream, Noir, Fantasy, Sci-Bi, Horrterary, Litstream, Noirror and any other combination of the genres, it will be given a shot.

That being said, there are things we don’t usually like. If your Sci-Fi story requires explanation of too many of the components (nuts and bolts), and requires us to take notes, it’s probably not for us. If your Fantasy has city or character names that are unpronounceable or hurt our mouths to say, then it’s probably not for us. We like fun, exciting, new fiction. That’s it!


Fiction: Pantheon Magazine pays  1 cent per word for unpublished fiction starting with June 1st submissions. However, at the moment, we pay nada (<-this means nothing) for unsolicited reprints.

Poetry: We pay a flat $5 for poetry.

Cover Artwork: $100 per cover.

In addition, each contributor will receive electronic copies (Mobi, Epub, PDF) of the issue their work will appear in, as well as discounts off the print issue.


Unfortunately, we can only pay via Paypal.

Payment upon publication will be the norm, but can be much sooner.

RIGHTS: We are asking for print and electronic rights, which revert back to you three months after publication. We also ask for the right to archive your work on our website.


In the cover letter  please include your name, and a short bio (50 words or less). If submitting a movie/book/music review, please make sure to list the book/movie/band you’re reviewing in the cover letter.

If you’d like to include a brief synopsis, that’s cool too, but not required. If you are submitting for a future quarter, please let us know which prompt it is you are submitting for in your cover letter.


Via: Pantheon Magazine.


November 30, 2015