About Us

MetaStellar is an online publication focusing on horror, fantasy and science fiction, launched in September 2020, founded by a dozen speculative fiction writers, editors and artists from around the world.

We get about 15,000 pageviews a month. Since our launch in September 2020, we’ve published nearly 400 pieces (out of more than 1,500 submissions) by around 200 writers. We are accredited as a Google News publisher.

We pay for original speculative fiction, at a rate of 8 cents a word. We also have non-paying publishing opportunities for reprints, essays, how-to articles and reviews. Find out more here.

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All donations go to pay for original fiction submissions.

Support us by following links to Amazon recommendations, shopping in the MetaStellar gift shop, or supporting us through the MetaStellar Patreon page.


We are currently looking for volunteer copyeditors and judges, media production assistants, artists, publicists, administrative assistants, and fundraisers.