Cover art by: Fariel Shafee

Call for Submissions: The Janus Gates

Submissions open through July 31

Besides looking back into the past and forward into the future, Janus was also the original gatekeeper, the first god to open the portal between gods and men, the god who guarded every new beginning and ending, every transformation, the god you prayed to every morning before you could speak to any other. A Roman peasant stepping through the Janus Gate in Rome in the spring was transformed into a soldier marching off to conquer the world. The Roman soldier stepping out of the Janus Gate in the fall became the peaceful farmer again.

Who better to inspire our next NewMyths anthology centering around portals, thresholds, transformations–the future and past worlds of our dreams and myths? Send in Submissions for the Janus Gates anthology to or by simply filling out the the submission form by clicking here!

How to Submit Your Material 

Good news for 2023: pay rates have doubled!

Reading past issues is the best way to know if your submission is a good fit for 

We like to balance each quarterly issue between science fiction and fantasy, dark and light, serious and humorous, hard and soft science fiction, and longer and shorter works.
Our readers are not fixated on a single style or tone or genre, but prefer a quality sample of the field. Think tapas or dim sum. Maximum length is 10,000 words. Please keep submissions PG or cleaner.

Submission Period

New Myths considers submissions between January 1-February 28 and June 1-July 31. 

Artwork, requests for book reviews, and other correspondence can be submitted at any time. 

Book Reviews

NewMyths publishes original book reviews. No reprints, please.

Reviews should be between 500-1,000 words. We prefer reviews of novels published within the past year but also consider reviews of older works, and reviews of poetry collections, anthologies, and nonfiction works related to fantasy and science fiction. Pay is $50.

Send inquiries to Candy at


NewMyths publishes several book reviews per year, and we’d like to publish more. Unfortunately, with several thousand submissions per year, our hardworking editors don’t have a lot of time to review novels. If you are an author, agent or publisher, and have a novel or other work related to fantasy and science fiction that you would like to have reviewed, send an inquiry to Scott at If you don’t receive an answer, please assume that we simply don’t have the staff to review it. A solution might be to find someone who can write a review and submit it to us for consideration.

Artificial Intelligence Policy and contests

Both human-only and AI-generated work now welcome

If we could detect AI-generated content with 100% accuracy, we would not allow it.

But since that is not the case....

NewMyths will accept AI-generated content if you label it as such. Please use the

honor system. If you used an AI tool to create a draft of your work, no matter how

many times you rewrote it, please label it as an AI-generated story. NewMyths

will attach the "AI-generated" label to the published story.

Other uses of AI, such as for generating ideas or spell checking, need not be flagged.

Copyright and AI

This is still being worked out by the courts. NewMyths reserves the right to

remove any content from its archives if such content comes under a copyright


AI Creators Contest—Fall 2023

NewMyths will run a Homo sapien-only versus AI-generated contest in our Fall 2023 issue.

Readers will vote on their favorite stories and poems. Top three vote-getters will

receive one, two, or three of our original ebook anthologies respectively, in

addition to standard pay rates.

After the contest ends, the AI-generated stories will be revealed. Look for details

in the Fall 2023 issue….

Spot the Bot Contest—Winter 2023-24

In our Winter, 2023-24 issue (release date Dec 15, 2023) readers who properly

identify all the stories or poems generated by AI will receive a free ebook copy of

our first three anthologies: Passages, Twilight Worlds, and Neosapiens.

Look for details in the Winter, 2023 issue…. 


Payment is upon publication. currently pays 3 cents/word with a minimum payment of $50 for all submissions, fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and poetry. We purchase book reviews for $50. We purchase art for $80.

Rights acquires first publication rights only (we are not interested in stories that have already been published elsewhere). Authors retain their copyright on all works after first publication on the website. By submitting content to you agree that, should the content be accepted, you grant a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right and license to digitally archive and display the content (aka Digital Archive Rights). In the case that we later desire to include your content in any other format (e.g. print, anthology, etc.), those rights will be separately negotiated at that time. Simultaneous Submissions: No problem. We ask that you please indicate in your submission that your story is a simultaneous submission, and notify us as soon as possible if it has been accepted by another publication.


Responses to your submissions may take as long as six months. Feel free to send a follow-up email query if you have not received a reply before the next submission period.

Your Personal Information

Your Personal Information: We save personal information and email addresses for the sole purpose of administering content submissions, administering payments, sending notice when the new issue is online or another publication will be released. If you do not want to be notified, please let us know. These personal information and email addresses will never be sold or shared with any other organization.

How to Contact Us

Contact: Please send submissions as Word or pdf attachments to editor (at) (use @). Submissions received outside of the submission period (above) will be deleted, unread.

Please direct all queries to this email address:  editor (at) (use @).