Apocalypse Party

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Speculative Fiction
Book Types: 
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5

Editorial Focus

“You might describe us as a heavy metal acid trip via literature. We believe books are hallucinogens suffused with emotion, feeling, and sensation. Our books wobble in the frame of reality and dissect the prism of surreality. These books tend to be difficult to categorize, but together they form a kaleidoscopic mirror of an increasingly bleak world. However, we're far from hopeless. We like to have fun and believe in the power of art. We are a space for writers to explore their risky ideas in new and interesting ways.” —Ben DeVos, editor

Tips From the Editor

We are seeking imaginative and challenging books that push boundaries. We are as interested in mood, sensation, and altered states of perception as we are in the story. We like stories with the ethereal quality of memory filtered through a psychedelic kaleidoscope. We want darkly peculiar narratives that are compelling and have a range of emotion. We want daring work that keeps us on edge, waiting for the next ghost to materialize. Surprise us. Most of all, we want books that take risks. Show us something we've never seen before.

Contact Information

Ben DeVos, editor-in-chief
Philadelphia, PA
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Last updated: Nov 22, 2022