Issue 03 submissions now open.

General Submission Guidelines 

What we are looking for

We only consider unpublished work. Please do not send work that has appeared previously in print or online (this includes personal websites and blogs).

Simultaneous submissions are accepted and encouraged. Please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

ThereAfter retains first electronic publication rights and the right to archive your work both online and in any future print anthologies. Upon publication, all rights return to the writer/artist. We kindly ask that you credit ThereAfter if your work is subsequently republished elsewhere.

We are interested in writing that explores the minutiae of life and society. The longer the piece stays in our minds after reading, the better. We do not publish fan fiction, sci-fi, or any fictionalisations of COVID-19, though feel free to submit any non-fiction on the topic. If you have work that reflects on the Pandemic, it may be suitable for our Issue 02 - Spaces and Places, for which submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

ThereAfter is completely self-funded magazine so, while it doesn't cost anything to submit to us, we are regrettably unable to pay our contributors at this time. 


Microfiction. Flash Fiction. Short Fiction. 


Creative Non-Fiction. 

Personal essays. Memoir. Photo diaries.

Visual Art.

Photography. Illustrations. Drawings. Paintings. 

Fiction and non-fiction submissions can be up to 3000 words long and in either Word or PDF form. We only accept one fiction or creative non-fiction or three poems per writer, and up to five pieces of visual art.

Send submissions to along with a short cover letter introducing yourself. Here you may include any past publications, social media, and websites.