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Taking Submissions: Radon Journal May 2024 Issue

April 15

Deadline: April 15th, 2024
Payment: Fiction: 2¢ per word for original, 1¢ per word for reprints. Poetry: $20 per original poem and $10 for reprints.
Theme: Stories and poetry containing elements of science fiction, anarchism, transhumanism, or dystopia.
Note: Reprints Welcome

Submission Guidelines

Radon welcomes short stories and poetry containing elements of science fiction, anarchism, transhumanism, or dystopia.

We publish quality work every January, May, and September.

Submissions accepted year-round.

Simultaneous subs are welcome.

Reprints taken if writer has rights.

AI submissions are not allowed.

Please click below to submit your work through our no-fee Submittable:


We kindly request a third person bio that is 100-words or shorter in your cover letter.

Author rights:

For original work, Radon asks for first English digital rights and non-exclusive, indefinite archival rights.

Authors published in Radon cannot be accepted into the issue immediately following, but may submit after this period.

Our reading periods are:

  • January issue: Aug. 16 – Dec. 15

  • May issue: Dec. 16 – April 15

  • September issue: April 16 – Aug. 15


We accept flash fiction and short story submissions up to 3,000 words. Radon pays a semi-professional rate of 2¢ per word for original work and 1¢ for reprints.

For quicker processing, please use a submission style similar to the modern manuscript format. We ask that you utilize single-spacing. Please note that we do not publish fantasy stories and are looking for work that includes leftist social commentary.


Please submit up to five poems in a single Word document. There is no line limit. Radon pays a semi-professional rate of $20 per original poem and $10 for reprints.

We request single-spaced formatting using a standard 12pt font such as Times New Roman, Calibri, or Lato.

The poetry editor prefers free verse poems with narrative elements. Page and spoken word poems are equally welcome.

Are you an artist?

Radon is looking for evocative digital art to showcase in our published issues and on our website. We pay $100 for issue cover art, $30 for back cover art, and $20 for art used on our site.

Please use our Submittable system to submit your art, accessible via the Submit button on this page. Due to ethical concerns, we do not accept AI-generated artwork.

As an online publisher, we request digital artwork that is at least 300 DPI. Cover art submissions should fit in a 5.5 x 8.5 aspect ratio. 

Via: Radon Journal.


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