Who We Are - Uncharted

Who We Are

Uncharted Magazine is a premier publisher of short fiction and the newest platform from the team behind The Masters Review, CRAFT Literary, Fractured Lit, and The Voyage Journal. Using the skills and expertise we developed to bring those magazines to life, we hope to uplift writers of the stories that we always fall back upon when we seek a thrilling escape, a surprising new world, or a brain-twisting mystery.

The Stories We Publish

Sci-Fi & Fantasy — We cannot wait to share tales of other worlds that reveal clearly just how strange our own actually is.

Horror & Thriller — We are thrilled to get to share stories that terrify us, send us running, make us hide like children under the covers.

Crime & Mystery — We will share the very best whodunnits we can get our hands on—the deep and thrilling mysteries that leave us in awe.

We cannot wait to read your writing. You can submit your stories today at: uncharted.submittable.com/submit

Who We Are

Our founders, Tommy Dean and Josh Roark, love genre writing. They want to create a space where writers and readers can truly gather together to share and experience outstanding stories. Uncharted publishes new work every week from emerging and established authors, and our prestigious contests make sure our authors get the chance to make real money and earn real recognition. We also regularly publish writing advice, community news, essays, interviews and more—all centered around our shared love and excitement of great stories. 

Associate Editors: Elizabeth Crowder, Josh Sippie, Kate Tooley, and Maria Picone.

Our team of readers are: Caroljean Gavin, Tori Carl, Teal Fitzpatrick, Myna Chang, Kaitlyn Crow, Jess Koch, Anthony Maiorana, Barbara Lock, Stevie Edwards, Siarra Riehl, John Chrostek, Kriti Dhanania, Emily Behnke, Belicia Rhea, Barlow Adams, Melissa Llanes Brownlee, Solomon Forse, Alex Ruby, Suzanne Craig-Whytock, Ellie Jacobson, Teresa Plana, Janet Smith, Erika Franz, Jared Benjamin, Jack Giaour, David Oje, Jacqueline Toland, and Marilyn Dees.

Our Values

We believe that the power of stories and art serves as a medium to help us empathize and learn from others. This is a worthwhile pursuit as we strive to build an inclusive literary magazine that desires to represent the voices of all people in the form of fresh and exciting flash fiction. In order to do this, we will not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, disability, family status, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation, or for any other reason. What we love about genre fiction is the ability to find truth through the imagination and defamiliarization of the normal, and to find common joy through shared experiences of discovery and terror and mystery. No boundaries exist around this joy—all folks deserve to see themselves truthfully represented in our imagined worlds. We hold this core belief close: the joy of speculative fiction is only enhanced by the diversity of its characters and authors.

Therefore, we reserve the right not to publish works that dwell unnecessarily in or that are unchallenging of the discrimination categories listed above. We reserve the right to send back work unread and unevaluated if we find the work violates our vision of inclusivity and non-discrimination. This may result in banning individual works or writers from our submission queue.

We know that we have a unique platform to provide a space for marginalized or underrepresented voices, and we take this responsibility seriously and sincerely. Uncharted believes that Black Lives Matter and that publishers have a duty to push for sincere change in our overwhelmingly homogenous industry. We reserve the right to deplatform writers if we learn that they have broken our non-discrimination values elsewhere.