Have a question? Check our F.A.Q. below.


What is Aphotic Realm?

We are a literary website and magazine. For more information, check out our About Us page.


Is Aphotic Realm an online journal or a print magazine?

We are actually both. We will post stories online monthly. Submissions for the website are open year round. We will announce the themed issues for the print publication as well as the submission dates separately on our page here.


Do you accept submissions from the UK?

Yes, we will accept submissions from the UK.


Do you accept simultaneous submissions?

Yes, simultaneous submissions are okay but please be sure to alert us as soon as possible if it's accepted elsewhere.


Do retelling of religious stories count as fan-fiction? Say I wanted to submit a short story about Cain and Abel, would it be rejected for that reason?

Direct re-tellings or adaptations are frowned upon. However, if Cain and Abel were the inspiration behind a retelling of two rival brothers in a modern world setting then that is fair game.


What if my question isn't listed?

Use our contact page and send your question on over to us. We will answer as quickly as possible.