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Friday, August 7, 2020

Hexagon Magazine submission guidelines

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Hexagon Magazine wants to ensure that the submission process is easy for creators. We try to respond to all comments, queries, and concerns within a few days. Please do not query regarding the status of a submission until 8 weeks have passed. If for any reason the submission form does not work correctly, please feel free to send us your submission via email.

What we are looking for

-We accept only previously unpublished short stories, flash fiction, poetry, graphic stories, and visual art, in English or French

-We are looking for narratives no longer than 7,500 words, and poetry no longer than 30 lines.

-We currently publish only speculative fiction. This includes science fiction, fantasy, cyberpunk, sword and sorcery, magical realism, paranormal horror, dystopian epics, eldritch horror, superhero, space opera, afrofuturism, weird west, etc.

-Deeper than genre, we are looking for pieces with engaging characters, fresh conflicts, and exciting narratives, not just concept pieces. We recommend that you read some of our published work before submitting. You can Read Issues here.

-We accept only original work, no fan-fiction. Reprints are not accepted at this time. We accept translated works, as long as permission is granted by the original author.

-We accept series and serials, but only one piece will be published per issue. Please inform us in your submission if the piece is part of a series or serial.

Submission Format

-Please submit your work to us via the Submit form below. Written works should be in .doc or .docx format. Standard manuscript format (Shunn) is expected. We only accept electronic submissions at this time.

-We do not accept simultaneous submissions at this time. If a piece is rejected, please refrain from sending it to us a second time unless substantive changes have been made.

-Please limit multiple submissions to two pending submissions at any time. Please do not submit more than twice in a three month period. Poems may be sent in batches of three per submission.

-No explicit content or excessive profanity. We do not accept work that supports or suggests racism, sexism, or any other kind of discrimination. Hate rhetoric is not supported here.

–For cover art, if you would prefer to have our editors take a look at a portfolio or online collection, send us an email at


-Hexagon is a semiprozine, meaning that we pay contributors, but our editorial staff is all volunteer. For previously unpublished works, we pay a flat fee of $5 for accepted poetry and cartoons, $10 for accepted written works (Prose & Graphic Stories), and $50 for cover art pieces. We are working to offer more compensation as Hexagon grows. All rates are in CAD and paid via PayPal.

-If accepted for publication, we purchase an exclusive licence to publish for a term of 90 days. After the 90 day term, the licence becomes non-exclusive, allowing creators to publish their work elsewhere. A licence agreement outlining all details will be offered upon acceptance.

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