Augur Magazine extends an open invitation to writers and poets worldwide. They thrive on speculative pieces that defy easy categorization.
Embarking on the journey of submitting your work to literary magazines requires a deep understanding of each publication’s preferences and guidelines. This article is a comprehensive guide to serve that purpose.
Submission Guidelines For Augur Magazine
- The submission window for this magazine closes on January 31st, 2024.
- However, there is a unique period from February 1st to February 14th, 2024, where they exclusively consider submissions from BIPOC, trans, and/or disabled Canadian citizens/permanent residents and individuals residing within the settler-defined borders of Canada.
- Works of poetry are being accepted.
- They thrive on speculative pieces that defy easy categorization.
- They welcome works across genres, including fantasy, softer science fiction, dystopia/utopia, slipstream, fairy tales, fables, fabulism, magical realism, and dreamy realism.
- The magazine encourages writers to explore their unique tone by checking out their preview issue online.
- They also accept multiple and simultaneous submissions, aiming to respond to all submissions within eight weeks.
- Click here to submit.
What They Don’t Want
Below is a clear list of submissions they do not wish to receive. This includes:
- Pandemic stories.
- Gratuitously violent pieces
- Horror using neurodivergence or mental health as the horror element.
- Comedy that punches down.
- Speculative stories based on a non-marginalized group suddenly experiencing marginalized group struggles.
- Anything minimizing sexual or other traumas.
- They explicitly discourage casual or blatant misogyny, bigotry, racism, or otherwise insensitive pieces.
They welcome speculative works translated from any language into English. Translators are encouraged to provide necessary information, including a cover letter introducing their background, a short bio of the author in English, and a letter from the rights holder confirming translation permissions.
They recognize the importance of intersectionality. Writers are encouraged (but not required) to indicate their intersections in their cover letter, contributing to a diverse and inclusive literary landscape.
Citizenship Declaration for Indigenous Creators
To comply with Canadian granting requirements, Indigenous creators are asked to declare their citizenship. However, they respect those who resist or refuse Canadian identity, providing flexibility in citizenship declaration.
While not mandatory, both magazines encourage the inclusion of content warnings in submissions. This practice supports the well-being of the volunteer reader team and staff.
Previous contributors are valued, but there are specific guidelines for submission frequency based on the number of times a writer has been published by the magazines. These guidelines ensure a fair and inclusive selection process.
Writers eager to submit their work should adhere to the submission deadlines. The primary submission period is from December 15th, 2023, to January 31st, 2024.
For the exclusive period focusing on BIPOC, trans, and/or disabled Canadian citizens/permanent residents and individuals within settler-defined borders, the window is from February 1st to February 14th, 2024.
Does Augur Magazine Pay Contributors?
Yes, they value creative contributions and compensate their contributors.
They pay $0.11 CAD per word for short fiction (over 1000 words) and a flat fee of $110.00 for flash fiction (1000 words and under).