Submissions are CLOSED

We will reopen submissions on October 1st, 2024 for Season Five

Submission Queue

You can expect to hear back in about 7 days—feel free to reach out or check the status of your submission at anytime.

You can find us on Submission Grinder and Chill Subs


Word Limit: 250-2500 words

Pay Rate: $5 or $0.01 per word — whatever is higher

Language: English

Rights: We request first serial rights and non-exclusive, indefinite archival rights. Any rights not used by the publisher within twelve months will return to the author.


  • We do not accept multiple submissions from a single person at a time
  • We do not accept simultaneous submissions (pieces sent to more than one place at a time).
  • We do not accept previously published works.
  • We do not accept work created or assisted by AI.

What are we looking for

  • Fiction
  • Essays
  • Columns
  • Photography
  • Artwork
  • Comics
  • Humour/Satire
  • Poetry
  • and anything else that fits the vibe


The general areas/genres of interest for fiction in foofaraw are:

  • Magical Realism
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fantasy
  • Odd / Surreal / Experimental

Mainstream authors we enjoy include: Robin Sloan, Cory Doctorow, Haruki Murakami, Kurt Vonnegut, Tamsyn Muir, Ray Nayler, Martha Wells, Corey J. White and fiction from McSweeney’s Quarterly ConcernUncanny MagazineThe New YorkerFlash Fiction OnlineGigaNotoSaurusZoetrope: All-StoryClarkesworldLightspeed, and The Paris Review.

Serialized works are welcome.


foofaraw covers the world of media and entertainment so the topics we are looking to cover center around:

  • TV, Movies, Comics, Music
  • Media
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Technology
  • Sports
  • Business
  • Beer / Cocktails / Wine
  • Art (Design, Photography, etc.)
  • Analog
  • Process
  • Current Affairs (two+ months in the past)

Magazine inspirations come from the likes of: BelieverThe New YorkerNY and London Review of Books, Real ReviewDelayed GratificationCerealNew YorkMonocleThe Modernist, and The Economist.

Reoccurring column ideas are welcome.