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Submissions are open from January 3 - February 24 for Issue 12: Sound (see below).

Speculative City publishes provocative works that are centered within a cityscape.

We are looking for fiction, poetry, and essays within the theme of the magazine’s upcoming issue (sound, see below).

Writers published will be paid $20-$55 according to the category and length of their submission. We do not accept submissions exceeding 5500 words.

- All submissions should be the original, unpublished work of the submitter.
- We will accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if the submission has been accepted by another publication.
- We do not accept multiple submissions for fiction or essays.
- Please submit word (.doc, .docx) or rich text format (.rtf) files and format your submission according to our format guide (
- Please send all inquiries to info @
- We try to respond to all submissions, but as a small team, may not always be able to.

Before submitting work, please also be familiar with our contract (

noun | ‘saund |

Definition of SOUND

1. a sensory stimulation perceived by the ear
2. a vital component to the fabric of a city

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