Submission Guidelines

Alien Magazine is currently closed for submissions.

We publish two electronic issues a year: one in August and one in February. The August issue is open to any theme. The February issue is focused on a specific theme. February 2020’s theme is Devotion:


Definition: love, loyalty, or enthusiasm

For this issue we’re looking for pieces that fit or complicate the definition above. Although devotion is typically associated with love, we are interested in defining it through much broader terms. We believe you can be devoted to a person, a place, a job or activity, or even a pet rock. Devotion can be anything; don’t limit yourself.

Our reading periods for 2019 are April 1 - July 12 for the August issue and September 1 - December 20 for the February issue.

Please see our Submittable page by clicking the button below to see genre-specific guidelines.