Monday Markets - Cunjunctions Issue 67 - Other Aliens - Aug 2016

Conjunctions is reading for Issue 67, Other Aliens, until the middle of August:

We are now accepting submissions for our [Fall 2016 issue], a collection of works of literary science and speculative fiction: innovative short stories, poetry, and essays that explore the vast precincts of unfamiliarity, of keen difference, of weirdness and not belonging. Who or what is an alien? Someone or something simply unknown to us, a being manifest from an incomprehensible territory? From the depths of the ocean, the deeps of space, an unmapped land far from home? Does otherness emerge from physical displacement, or psychic and spiritual displacement, or does it emerge from other sources? Must difference inevitably provoke fear and mistrust or does it sometimes elicit curiosity instead, firing the drive to explore and understand and even love? “Alien” is a powerful and flexible word. Aliens are Other, aliens are the stuff of science fiction and fantasy, aliens are traditional literary figures who, when we witness our “normal” lives through their strangers’ eyes (think Frankenstein), cause us to see ourselves anew. Indeed, we become the unfamiliar ones.

They are looking for fiction and poetry with no specified length, and mention that they pay... Sadly, that's all they mention; payment information is notoriously difficult to get for literary magazines. To boot, for US writers, this magazine is 'hard copy only', which is certainly a, let's say, 'traditional' approach. On the bright side, the site says to email ( for submissions from outside the US.

Check out the listing here: