Hello all,

Issue 02 was to be our first themed issue. We haven’t however found as many pieces as first hoped that fit the bill of ‘Spaces and Places’. The works we have accepted are wonderful and we can’t wait to share them with you – really, we can’t.

So, instead of a standard issue, ‘Spaces and Places’ will be an ever-expanding collection of creative non-fiction and art that reflects on the last 18 months for which we will be accepting submissions on an ongoing basis. This means that the small but brilliant collection we already have will be available for anyone who wishes to submit that they can use to get an idea of what we like.

We can’t wait to see what you send our way.


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We only consider unpublished work.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 We do not publish fan fiction, sci-fi, or any fictionalisations of COVID-19, though feel free to submit any non-fiction on the topic.

We are a brand new and sefl-funded magazine. We do not charge reading fees and 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 piece per writer, and up to five pieces of visual art.

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