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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
What’s special about the word “ofic” is that it’s short for “original fiction,” but only in contrast to fanfiction. The fanfic/ofic divide dichotomizes fiction into two categories: work that openly acknowledges the canon from which a work was transformed, and everything else. OFIC Magazine is a quarterly publication with a simple goal: to promote the original work of fanauthors whose aesthetics and interests may not align with the genres of traditional publishing, but whose work still aspires to literary aims—work that may be dark or grotesque, unabashedly joyful, or just too filthy for the general population. We publish work that can’t fit anywhere else.
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[Note that submissions aren't yet open; we need our CLMP application approved to get the special pricing for Submittable.] Send us your dead doves; that thing you wrote that made you think, “I don’t know where this belongs”; the stuff you’d never show anyone you know IRL. Give us your shameless, self-indulgent smut; your thoughtful explorations of trauma and identity; your sci-fi, your fantasy, your romance, your realism. We want anything and everything. As long as you identify as a fan, we want to read your work. Guidelines: Your work cannot be published or posted anywhere else. If you’ve posted a work on any social platform, even if you take it down, for legal reasons, we cannot accept it. This means you can’t delete a work from AO3 and file off the serial numbers to send to us. Your work must stand on its own as an original piece, although we of course welcome common fanfiction tropes (or the subversion thereof), and works that feel fanfiction-y but contain original characters and worlds. Again, legal reasons. We have a hard maximum 15k word limit, but given the constraints of physical print, we prefer under 10k. If you have a longer piece you’d like to submit, hold onto it, because we plan to begin accepting novels/novellas for our upcoming press. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accept all work or reply personally to all submissions. We welcome simultaneous submissions. This means you’re free to submit to other magazines, but please withdraw your piece as soon as possible if your work gets accepted elsewhere. We take North American first serial rights. This means we can’t accept work that has been previously published in any way. We are able to pay our contributors a small honorarium and offer a free contributor’s copy.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions