We are currently open for science-fiction/fantasy submissions.


We are now accepting submissions for our upcoming Funemployment Quarterly ‘Summer Volume‘ of short fiction. The prompt for the upcoming anthology is:

Sabbatical: an authorized or unauthorized, paid or unpaid, temporary or permanent leave of absence from work, school, or other obligations.

The submission deadline for the upcoming anthology is 11:59PM, Pacific Standard Time, on July 21th, 2022.

Here’s our rules/guidelines for submissions:

Length should be one thousand to five thousand words. Broad canvas to paint on!

We only accept previously unpublished stories, in English. All stories should be original.

No fan fiction or tales set in existing fictional landscapes.

Taste is subjective and the complete discretion of the editors. We’re very open-minded people, but nothing that’s going to require a scouring with brain bleach, please. Nothing that glorifies sexual assault, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, vortexes, any of that. There’s a difference between themes and glorification. You know what we’re talking about, cut it out. If you disagree, alt-f4, thx.

Payment and Rights

Accepted works shall be paid $20 in Canadian currency, through Paypal. If required, other payment methods can likely be arranged, just let us know. If accepted for publication, we purchase exclusive rights for first publication for both the internet and the anthology. These rights exist for 365 days from first publication (either on the site or in the magazine), after which all rights revert back to the author.

Anyone with an accepted submission will have the opportunity to purchase an author’s copy at cost + shipping.

The Action of Submitting
Time is too valuable to fiddle-format. Please submit a .docx, .odt, or .pdf. Once your submission is received, we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.

Send your submission to:
submissions (at) funemployment (dot) xyz