Fiction contributions can be up to 7,000 words (believe it or not) and, of course, if something longer strikes me as incredible I'll still consider it. Horror, cyber-tech, science fiction, dark fantasy, surrealism, anything pleasantly insane. Please avoid sending straight-forward genre material, I only list these as an example of the general vicinities that might interest me. I have no problem with printing controversial material, in fact I heart it. My main prerogative is that the submission should be intelligent and capable of making people think. Don't send stories which rely solely upon gratuitous sex and violence (gore for the sake of gore, sex for the sake of pointless lust). Obviously I don't mind either of the two being present, but I prefer them being there for more psychological/ plot-oriented reasons as opposed to simply being there to make people vomit or masturbate. The main focus behind the magazine is the "darker" aspects of psychology so keep that in mind while you are submitting. I do not like bland horror about not-so-scary ghosts, road kill coming back to the wife while she's making dinner, or any of the other over-done tidbits. I'm also not keen on overly optimistic, "We can find a cure for anything even if we need to rewrite the laws of physics to do it", science fiction. Trite PC head-bashing will get an automatic reject. If you need to say it, just say it. Don't get redundant and blatant on trying to force it down the throats of the readers, and don't treat said readers like complete idiots who can't grasp it the first time.
Examples: The following authors have previously been published in Cyber-Psychos AOD and remain indicative of our interests. Don Webb, Uncle River, Brian Hodge, t. Winter-Damon, Bruce Boston, Doug Rice, John Shirley, Michael Hemmingson, Sue Storm, K. K. Ormond, and W. H. Pugmire.
Note: My fiction market is over-stocked so the waiting periods for publication run up to 2 years. Due to the over-stock, and being behind on issues, I can not currently accept material that will just sit for long periods of time. As soon as I get caught up, and more comfortable with the "accepted" backload, I will run new guidelines and announce it in my editorial to let everyone know that the market is open again. For now, do not send fiction. Merci.
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