About Fantasy Scroll Magazine

fantasy magazine - science fiction storiesFantasy Scroll Mag is a bi-monthly* publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction. Besides our regular issues, we also publish one annual anthology containing all original stories from the previous year.

The magazine is published by Fantasy Scroll Press, LLC, and it’s a sister site of Fantasy Scroll, a fiction writing blog that publishes tips, information, and resources for writers.

Both projects are the brain prodigies of Iulian Ionescu, a.k.a. yours truly. I am a science fiction and fantasy writer and I enjoy to give back to the community. As an aspiring writer, I was faced with the difficulties of making my works known to the world, so I decided to donate a portion of my time, money, and sweat to help others have an easier ride.

By launching this science fiction and fantasy magazine, I hope to give voice to some new, talented writers, and publish excellent stories that will stand the test of time.

*) During 2014, FSM operated as a quarterly magazine, but starting with 2015 it has become a bi-monthly publication.

What Kind Of Stories?

fantasy stories magazine and science fictionOur magazine publishes speculative fiction. We are not a literary fiction zine. We publish fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories, and we are pretty much open to all sub-genres or combinations thereof.

We are not a market for erotica and we won’t accept anything that is unnecessarily gory, but we will publish stories that test the boundaries and stretch the imagination outside of the usual.

We do not favor one genre over the other. We are simply looking for great stories. Period.

If you are ready to submit your story please see our submission guidelines.

If you want to read even more about how our magazine started, please check our Issue 0 where our Editor-in-Chief, Iulian Ionescu, talks about what Fantasy Scroll Magazine is all about.

If you want to learn more about the types of stories that we are looking for, read our science fiction guidelines page, and our fantasy guidelines page.

What Is Our Mission?

Do we publish everything? Certainly not. It’s a misconception that a new publication will have lower standards just to get started. Our mindset could not be further from the truth.

  • High Quality – we are looking for well written speculative fiction. In other words we are looking for a great story.
  • Entertaining – We want the readers to enjoy your stories. They should be taken on a journey to places they have never imagined and return to reality filled with satisfaction.
  • Thought-Provoking – Last, but not least, we are also looking to publish stories that give a different perspective on various aspects of life, stories that make the readers raise a brow and go ‘Hmmm… that’s an interesting thought.


submit speculative short storiesFor now, Fantasy Scroll Mag is a token payment market and all content is posted for free. We hope that sometime in the near future we will be able to pay pro-rates, but until then, we are working hard at building this magazine from the ground up.

Read about the various ways you can support us.

Any donations from you will help us grow faster and better. Thank you!

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