We are once again OPEN for submissions!

Æther & Ichor is dedicated to helping writers—be they professionals or fledgling authors just starting out—tell passionate, inspired stories. We want to promote fantasy as a challenging, literary genre. As such, we are looking to publish short stories that defy convention and push the boundaries between genres. Make us feel something, challenge the status quo!

What we want
Æther & Ichor accepts a wide range of fantasy stories. Please visit our editor bios and, of course, read the magazine to see exactly what we’re looking for at the moment. If you don’t find your specific sub-genre or style or are unsure if your story fits in, submit anyway! We are always willing to try new things, and the worst that can happen is we say no.

What we give in return
Because the authors who submit to us are investing in us as much as we are in them, we make a point of giving feedback to every author who submits a piece of writing, and detailed line edits and commentary for the authors we publish. As we are still quite small, we are able to give our authors specific, tailored feedback they might not receive from a larger publication: if you submit a story we will reply with constructive feedback, and if we accept it we will work with you to ensure your work is presented as polished and professional. If we do not accept your work, we will tell you why. If we accept your story, we will also make an effort to promote you and your work on our social media platforms. Please note that in our efforts to give space to new and upcoming voices we will not accept work from an author we’ve published before, within six months of publishing their work. We’d love to read it, just wait a while before submitting to us again!

Editorial services
We also now offer betareading and editorial services! If we decide not to publish your submission, or you have a fantasy novel you’re working on, for a small, negotiable fee (around £5 per 1000 words, depending on the service required) we’ll assess your story or manuscript (send us up to 10,000 words) for publication elsewhere!


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