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Submission Guidelines

Radon welcomes short story and poetry submissions containing elements of anarchism, transhumanism, dystopia, or science fiction.

We publish every January, May, and September.


Submissions accepted year-round.

Simultaneous subs are welcome.

Reprints taken if writer has rights.

Please click below to submit work:




We kindly request a third person bio that is 100-words or shorter in your Submittable cover letter.

Author rights:


Radon asks for first English digital rights and non-exclusive, indefinite archival rights.

Beginning with Issue 3, authors published by Radon cannot be accepted into the issue immediately following. 


We accept flash fiction and short story submissions up to 3,000 words. Radon pays a semi-professional rate of 1¢ per word for original work and .5¢ for reprints.

For quicker processing, please use a submission style similar to the modern manuscript format. We ask that you utilize single-spacing. You are not required to place your address or any identifying information on your cover letter.

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Please submit up to five poems in a single document. There is no line limit. Radon pays a semi-professional rate of $10 per original poem and $5 for reprints.

We request single-spaced formatting using a standard 12pt font such as Times New Roman, Calibri, or Lato.


The poetry editor prefers free verse poems with narrative elements. Page and spoken word poems are equally welcome.



Are you an artist?

Radon is looking for evocative art to showcase on our website and in our published volumes.  We pay $50 for issue cover art, $30 for back cover art, and $20 for art used on our site.

Please use our Submittable system to submit your art, accessible via the Submit button on this page. Due to ethical concerns, we do not accept AI-generated artwork at this time.

As an online publisher, we request digital artwork that is at least 300 DPI. Cover art submissions should fit in a 5.5 x 8.5 aspect ratio. 

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