Issue #4 Coming June/July 2018

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Submission Period

NOW - June 1st, 2018

Reading Period

June 2nd - June 15th, 2018

Release Date

July 15th, 2018


Cyberpunk city where the rich prey on the poor. Post-apocalyptic, war-ravaged lands where new horrors terrorize the survivors of man. Alternate history where an evil dictator rules with an iron fist! Maybe some zombies. Let your imagination run wild as you write for our next issue: Dystopia!

Cover Art

On May 17th fans and followers across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter voted for their favorite cover. YOU have spoken. The cover for the June/July issue of Aphotic Realm, Dystopia is titled "Cyberpunk Street" by Sergii Golotovskiy.


To Be Announced


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When submitting, first and foremost, all of our normal guidelines and submission types apply. If you are unfamiliar, head over to our Submissions page for that information. Second, like all of our stories, they must be Strange or Sinister in nature. Stories must be at least 1000 words and not surpass 5000 words.

Please submit all stories to In the subject line please write, “Dystopia – Title of your story.” In the body of the email, please include a 50-100 word bio about yourself and your contact information. All stories must be submitted as a .DOC or .DOCX file. All other file types will be deleted without being read.

Stay tuned!

In the coming weeks we will have more exciting news and announcements coming your way!

Next Steps...

Do you have a story that fits our theme? Perhaps some Artwork, a Book Review, Creative Non-Fiction piece, or a Comic that fits our requirements?

Deadline to submit is June 1st, 2018!