Submissions

Submit your work to Phase 5 for publication consideration

Thank you for your interest in working with Phase 5.  From here you can access information and resources specifically for creators interested in submitting work to Phase 5 for publication and creators responding to a Call for Submissions.

Phase 5 accepts static art and fiction submissions of any length in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres.  We are always accepting submissions, but submissions may not be reviewed right away.  We queue unsolicited fiction submissions for review and review them one at a time.  

Our goal is to help authors and artists get published, so in addition to publishing work that is deemed ready, our goal is to help authors and artists get their work to a point that it is ready for publication.  To that end, we review the entire work, and provide feedback on the work whether it is accepted for publication or not.  We feel that it is infinitely unhelpful to simply respond to a submission with "cannot accept" or "not for us" without some specific indication of what did not meet our requirements.  

We also provide resources we believe would be helpful to authors and artists, and on occasions will note other opportunities that may be available.  Once an author or artist has been published with us, we also provide them with information on other opportunities we come across.  We support our stable of creators in any way possible, because we want everyone we work with to experience success and achieve their creative goals.

What you will find here:

Publishing with Phase 5:  

(PDF) An overview of how we work, how we pay, and what you can expect from us.

Guidelines:  

(PDF) What we want (and don't want) to see in a submission, and what we generally feel makes art and fiction successful.

Submit your Work:  

The form for submitting your work to Phase 5 is at the bottom of this page.  Please read the Guidelines first.

Resources:  

Websites, links and other information we feel artists and authors may find useful or informative.

Blog and Newsletter:  

Updates on our Publication Queue and our Review Queue, as well as other news relating to our creators, calls for submissions, new products available, and news tidbits I think may be of interest to the speculative fiction community.

Calls for Submissions

A list of specific projects for which we are accepting submissions.

Please review our Guidelines to make sure your work is ready for submission and adheres to the content and quality standards, then submit a completed submission form for each work you would like to submit to Phase 5 for publication consideration. Once you have submitted your information via the form, you will receive instructions on where to send your manuscript or art piece (you do not attach it to the form).

Please note it will take some time to review fiction submissions, we have a lengthy queue already. Your patience is appreciated.