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.

Since our launch in September 2020, we’ve published more than 700 pieces (out of thousands of submissions) by more than 300 different writers. We are accredited as a Google News publisher and are in the Google Discover program. We’ve had more than a quarter million pageviews total and are now averaging between 20,000 and 35,000 pageviews a month.

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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If you want to support new and emerging science fiction and fantasy authors, please join our Patreon supporters.

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. More information here.