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Pantheon Magazine is interested in fresh, creative, and powerful fiction that grips us and doesn’t let us go. We like it quick and dirty, dammit. We like it long, too, but please, for the love of the gods, don’t bore us. We have short attention spans.

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. We don’t have time to edit your work for you. Please keep it under 7500 words. If you have a novella you think is awesome that surpasses this limit, email us and we’ll consider running it as a serial on the site.


We LOVE sloppy seconds! Send them over.


Please, feel free to sell yourself out there as much as possible. Just let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.


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 more than likely be given a shot.

That being said, there are things we don’t usually like. If your Sci-Fi story reads like an instruction manual then 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. Don’t bore us with flowery prose that sounds nice if your story has no heart.


Pantheon Magazine pays 1/4 cent per word for unpublished work. However, at the moment, we pay nada (

That’s $11.25 for 4500 words, for the mathematically challenged among you ($10/story minimum). It’s ok, we know writing is your strong suit. We’ll ask for your Paypal account once we notify you of acceptance. Unfortunately, we can only pay via Paypal.

Payment can take up to two weeks after acceptance, but is normally a lot sooner.

NEW: Accepted stories stand a chance at winning an Editor’s Choice Award ($100 paid via Paypal) if it is chosen as favorite of previous four issues. Announcement of winner and payment to be made two weeks after the release of 4th quarter issue.


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.


If you do not have a Submittable account (Why not? It’s convenient, quick, and FREE!) you can also submit via email at: [email protected]. Same guidelines apply. On the subject line, please write SUBMISSION: (in all caps), The issue you’re submitting to, your last name, and the title of the story. For example:

SUBMISSION: Hades # 1, Burnes, “Awesome Story Title”

We’re not gonna lie, we really prefer getting submissions via Submittable, but we’ll treat your story with the same love and care if you submit via e-mail.


For published pieces we take First Electronic Publishing Rights. If your work later finds a home somewhere else, we request you state that it was first published here, on Pantheon Magazine. If it’s a reprint make sure to let us know when and where it was published so we can extend the same courtesy. Please make sure you have the rights for your piece before submitting. We cannot stress this enough. Also, if submitting unpublished work and it is accepted, remember that it is then considered a reprint, which limits the publishers and amount of future pay you may receive if it is accepted later elsewhere.

We plan on, at some point, going print with this project. At that point, we will contact you to request First Print rights as well.

[via: Pantheon Magazine.]

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