Nat 1 Publishing

We like the strange, quirky, and unique. We aim to find entertaining stories in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre by both new and established writers worldwide. Working with the authors, we dedicate our services to honing their craft and getting their work out to an audience that will enjoy and appreciate it.

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Decisions on stories are made the month after a project's submission window closes; novella/novelette submissions within six months.

The first ten days of the month is a free submission period, the rest of the month submissions cost $2 each to help pay for operating costs. Occasionally these fees are waived if we need to fill in the last several slots of a publication---so be sure to check in often! Novella/novelette submissions are always free. 

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Our genre

We primarily deal in science fiction and fantasy with a dash of humor (comedy, satire, or parody). Most of our work falls under LitRPG/game lit, but we accept any subgenre of SF/F. 

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Audience Askew Literary Journal & Chapbooks

An imprint of Nat 1 Publishing, we also like the strange, quirky, and unique. But while the Nat 1 anthologies are geared towards science-fiction and fantasy, Audience Askew stays firm in literary fiction, poetry, and artwork. We are a quarterly magazine that features a dozen or so stories that could be best described as the black sheep of the literary world. So send us the stories, stanzas, and visual arts that don't quite fit in anywhere else. 

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We make our decisions on which works are accepted the month after a submission period ends unless an author selects to expedite their entry. 

The first ten days of the month is a free submission period, the rest of the month submissions cost $2 each to help pay for operating costs. Occasionally these fees are waived if we need to fill in the last several slots of a publication---so be sure to check in often!

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Each volume consists of four issues.

Issue I (summer) released July 15th – Theme announced on call (Submission window: January 1 - March 31.)

Issue II (autumn) released October 15th – Horror/spooky (Submission window: April 1 - June 30.)

Issue III (winter) released January 15th – Theme announced on call (Submission window: July 1 - September 30.)

Issue IV (spring) released April 15th – Unthemed issue (Submission window: October 1 - December 31.)  

THEME: Erotic Sci-fi/Fantasy stories and poetry. Any orientation and poly. 

DEETS: Submit 1-3 short stories (50+ words), and/or 1-5 poems

DEADLINE: 4/30/24 or until all slots are filled 

READING PERIOD: Decisions will be made May 2024 except for expedited submissions. 

 

  • No sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, or any other isms; they can be touched on but not glorified;
  • It must be your own original work; NO AI-ASSISTED SUBMISSIONS. 
  • It must be previously unpublished (personal blogs, websites, Reddit, etc. are okay);
  • It does not infringe on existing copyright material (this includes fan fiction);
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, if accepted elsewhere let us know ASAP;
  • We read submissions blind. Do not put any identifying information on your submission, including the file name.

 

Contributors will receive a free digital copy of the anthology.

Untitled anime/manga/LN themed anthology

 

THEME: short stories and poetry influenced by anime/manga/light novels/manhwa/manhua

DEETS: Submit 1-3 short stories 50+ word, and/or 1-5 poems

                   ===if you have a one shot manga you want to submit, you may do so as well.===

DEADLINE: 30 June 2024

READING PERIOD: Decisions will be made by 14 July 2024 


* No sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, or any other isms; they can be touched on but not glorified;

* It must be your own original work; NO AI-ASSISTED SUBMISSIONS. 

* It must be previously unpublished (personal blogs, websites, Reddit, etc. are okay);

* It does not infringe on existing copyright material (this includes fan fiction);

* Simultaneous submissions are okay, if accepted elsewhere let us know ASAP;

* We read submissions blind. Do not put any identifying information on your submission, including the file name.

 

Contributors will receive a digital copy of the book.

$2.00

THEME: Halloween/horror/autumn. Submissions can relate to the theme in any way.

DEETS: Submit 1-3 short stories (50-3k words) and/or 1-5 poems (2-80 lines, including line breaks), and/or 1-5 images (we print in a square format, so that shape works best but is not necessary). Please submit poetry, literature, and art as separate submissions.

DEADLINE: 31 May2024

READING PERIOD: Decisions will be made June 2024 except for expedited submissions. 

PUBLICATION: 15 October 2024 

 

* No sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, or any other isms; they can be touched on but not glorified;

* It must be your own original work; NO AI-ASSISTED SUBMISSIONS. 

* It must be previously unpublished (personal blogs, websites, Reddit, etc. are okay);

* It does not infringe on existing copyright material (this includes fan fiction);

* Simultaneous submissions are okay, if accepted elsewhere let us know ASAP;

* We read submissions blind. Do not put any identifying information on your submission, including the file name.

 

Contributors will receive a free digital copy of the anthology.

THEME: Superheroes and/or Supervillains; must have some element of humor

DEETS: Submit 1-3 short stories (50-3k words) and/or 1-5 poems (2-80 lines, including line breaks). Please submit poetry and literature together as separate submissions.

DEADLINE: 31 August 2024

READING PERIOD: Decisions will be made September 2024 except for expedited submissions. 

 

* No sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, or any other isms; they can be touched on but not glorified;

* It must be your own original work; NO AI-ASSISTED SUBMISSIONS. 

* It must be previously unpublished (personal blogs, websites, Reddit, etc. are okay);

* It does not infringe on existing copyright material (this includes fan fiction);

* Simultaneous submissions are okay, if accepted elsewhere let us know ASAP;

* We read submissions blind. Do not put any identifying information on your submission, including the file name.

 

Contributors will receive a free digital copy of the anthology.

We are looking for novellas in the fantasy and science fiction genres that have a good dose of humor (any form from macabre to slapstick, parody, or satire). Any subgenre. 

8,000 - 30,000 words.

Submit one manuscript at a time; feel free to submit again after you receive a decision.

Be sure to check out our website to get an idea of our style and previously published works before submitting!

  • No sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, or any other isms;
  • It must be your own original work; NO AI-ASSISTED SUBMISSIONS. 
  • It must be previously unpublished (personal blogs, websites, Reddit, etc. are okay);
  • It does not infringe on existing copyright material (this includes fan fiction);
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, if accepted elsewhere let us know ASAP;
  • Please don’t resubmit a rejected novella/novelette. If you’ve made significant revisions, contact us first.
  • We read submissions blind. Do not put any identifying information on your submission, including the file name.
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