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Nightjar is a literary magazine that publishes speculative prose and poetry from young writers. We love the peculiar, the lopsided, the dreamlike: writing that reveals secret passages and alternate lives, creating imagined worlds fueled by authentic emotion and experience. 

We accept fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, magical realism, slipstream— anything that includes elements that exist outside of reality, history, or the known universe. New and unpublished writers are encouraged to submit. We look forward to reading your work!

We are especially interested in publishing the perspectives of people of color, queer people, and transgender and nonbinary people.