About Us

Strange Fictions ‘Zine

Strange Fictions ‘Zine is a new online magazine that publishes science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and other genres of speculative fiction, and is free to read. We also publish relevant poetry, essays, and artwork in an online format.

If you would like to submit work for consideration, please read our submission guidelines.

Please bookmark our page and visit often. We’ll be adding more stories, essays, and other delights on a weekly basis.

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Company History

Strange Fictions ‘Zine is a publication of Vagabondage Press LLC.

VBP was established in spring 2008 in order to publish fiction and non-fiction that examines life in all its lovely ambiguity, grittiness, glory, and despair.

In June 2008, we launched The Battered Suitcase, a literary and art journal. In January 2013, we introduced two imprints: Battered Suitcase Press for literary and mainstream fiction and Vagabondage Romance for romance and erotica. In September 2013, we launched the Dark Alley Press imprint for horror, paranormal, Gothic, Steampunk, and dark fiction. In January 2016, we launched Strange Fictions Press, an imprint for science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism.

Company Focus

We look for unique characters, anti-heroines, new ways of looking at universal concepts, and old ways of looking at the new and frightening. We are interested in publishing writing that examines what makes us human — the details that turn a day into a memory, a person into someone unforgettable, and moments that veer between the ordinary and the fantastic.

We’re particularly interested in the question of what it means to be human, the exploration of relationships as a means for transformation, and the complexity of the human psyche. Rich characterization, vulnerability, shifts in consciousness, alternate reality, music, wit, restlessness, sensuality, humor, and the exploration of personality are what we gravitate toward.

We hold the unique and simple belief that good writing transcends genre. Vagabondage Press has a commitment to providing an alternative to formula fiction.