10 Literary Magazines Accepting Hybrid Submissions

***Please note, there has been an uptick in publishers that are not accepting unagented submissions. Too many presses and publishers are getting mass submissions that do not fit their catalogs. DO NOT submit your work if it doesn’t fit the publisher’s guidelines.

Do you ever write a poem or a short story that combines elements from different genres? Well, there are publishers looking for that story! I’ve found a list of 10 literary magazines accepting hybrid submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for you to check out.

What are you waiting for? Check them out!

The 10 Literary Magazines Accepting Hybrid Submissions

All of these literary magazines are currently open for submissions, and some of them pay their contributors. Please remember to look over their submission guidelines before submitting your work.

Bending Genres

This magazine publishes flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. They like work in all categories that blend genres. You have until January 5, 2021, to submit your tales. You can find the full details here.

Bending Genres is accepting hybrid submissions

The Offing

The Offing publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translations, and cross-genre work. Not all sections are open for submissions, but many are. The magazine pays $25 to $100. You can find out more about what they’re looking for here.

After Happy Hour Review

The magazine “is not limited to any particular genre and encourages poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art.” For Suites (any genre), their guidelines say:

“This category is for series […] of shorter works that go together as a sequence or unified whole, whether it’s a segment of a chapbook, several microfictions, a photo-essay, or something that completely blurs or disregards genres altogether. Send [three to six] pieces (or up to 10 pages if mixed-media). There should be an overall title for the entire work, even if the individual pieces have their own titles.”

They are reading until February 29, 2021. They can receive a limited number of submissions per month via Submittable. To find out more, click here.  

Storm Cellar

This quarterly journal’s tagline says it is “a literary journal of safety and danger.” Their guidelines say:

“We want your prose, poems, chimeras, and ideas penned on envelopes in buses and train cars. The magazine aims to publish amazing work by new and established writers and artists, present a range of styles and approaches, and be as un-boring as it can. If you write one thing to be read while waiting for the all-clear to sound, send it here.”

They publish fiction, poetry, art, images, graphics, and hybrid work. For hybrid works, you may send up to 15 pages and pick a home genre. They read year-round – writers can send up to four submissions a year. The pay is $10.

To find out more, check out their submission guidelines here and send in your work through Submittable here.

Storm Cellar is accepting hybrid submissions


This is a journal for LGBTQ+ contributors. They want fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid works. For hybrid submissions, send work up to 20 pages. They are especially interested in cross-genre, intersectional, marginal, and transgressive work. You can find out more about Foglifter here.


A-Minor is reading submissions for their next issue, slated for release in January 2021. They publish short fiction and prose, flash, poetry, art/text (flash prose pieces or poems, based on or paired with artwork by the writer or a visual artist), and artwork. This includes visual poetry, asemic writing, or other post-literate variety (preference goes to images that work as a series; collaborations are welcome).

You can get the full details here.


HOAX has opened its submissions for its online platform. They accept text-based work of all forms, providing they incorporate text and are intended to be shown to readers and audiences digitally (see their background and principles). This can mean text, image, video, audio, or something more site-specific, embedded into the page, or using its HTML.

They publish one work weekly. They pay £50 and ask writers who do not need the fee to donate it back to them to help artists in need during the pandemic.

To find out more, click here.

Deep Overstock: Animals

Deep Overstock is reading on the Animals theme. This magazine publishes “fiction, poetry, comics, art, images, medical reports, plays, essays, philosophies, sculptures, sounds, mushroom dataset analyses, magic spells, fairy tales, folklore, riddles, jokes, horoscopes, death-predictions, and more. Surprise us!”

They have a strong commitment and focus on those in the book industry, but they accept work from writers and artists who work in any field. They’re reading on the current theme until November 30, 2020.

You can get the full details here.

The Gravity of the Thing

They publish fiction (including micros) and creative nonfiction, poetry, and work for Baring the Device column (about defamiliarized writing). Their current reading period is until October 31, 2020. To find out more about what is and isn’t accepted, click here.

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

They publish “creative arts, such as micro fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, compressed poetry [and] visual arts, and whatever other forms compression might take.”

For the current reading period, they want work with writers who have not been previously published by Matter Press and its Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. They pay $50 for submissions. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2020.

To learn more, check out their submission guidelines here and use their submissions portal here.  

Matter Press is accepting hybrid submissions

Good luck to all of you who choose to submit. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

And if you are accepted at any of these literary magazines accepting hybrid submissions, please let me know! I’d love to read your work and pass it along to a friend.

Stay safe, everyone.

Until next time.



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Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams

Danielle Adams is a writer and editor for a local marketing agency. She has formerly worked as a writer for the Investing News Network and as an editor for Whetstone, a bi-annually published literary magazine. Aside from writing, Danielle has an unabiding love for all marine life and the outdoors. She loves taking long hikes with her husband and cooking delicious meals in the kitchen.


2 Responses

  1. I can’t remember its name, but last year my nephew was loving a combat game set in a sci-fi universe, with elements of fantasy and magic.
    You can only combine two different genres if you do it correctly.
    Would The Hobbit have been as good if Optimus Prime suddenly showed up to fight Smaug?
    Yech! No way!

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