Weird, experimental and literary fiction and art


We are excited to announce that Mycelia is open for submissions to Issue 002. We are looking for writing, visual work, sound and moving image that consider the weird and the eerie. 

Deadline: 14 February 2019. Extended to: 28 February 2019.
(Due for publication in April.)

What the weird and the eerie have in common is a preoccupation with the strange. The strange — not the horrific.” Their allure is to do with “a fascination for the outside, for that which lies beyond standard perception, cognition and experience.

— Mark Fisher, The Weird and The Eerie (2016), p. 8.

Please send entries to: 


Short stories
experimental writing
art writing
prints (of paintings, screenprints, lithographic works, etc.)
film stills
audio (songs, interviews, fictional narratives, spoken word, etc.)
video and other moving image.

For further details on what we can accept, please contact the editors.

Time-based or other digital-only media submissions will be published on our website and promoted at our launch and other live events, or as the contributor wishes.


There is no minimum word count (tempting John Cage experiments…) but the maximum is approx. 2000.

A maximum of four submissions.

Two submissions.

Video and moving image:
Two submissions.


We may accept work that has been previously published elsewhere. Please check with the editors before submitting.

Simultaneous submissions

We do not accept simultaneous submissions simply because they can result in time being wasted.


All published work is paid for, albeit at our existing admittedly modest rates (we are working on changing this) which for text is 2p/word (for example, a 2000-word piece will receive £40) and for images, the equivalent of 500 words per image (£10 each). Time-based media rates tbc (will be based on recommended rates from societies and organisations representing artists’ and creators’ interests).


Our contracts provide for all rights to be returned to the author or artist of the published work after an initial period of six months during which we retain certain rights. More details can be given if you contact us.