Inscription Magazine publishes short science fiction and fantasy stories for teens. All our fiction is available for free on our site, and we publish a new story every month. We also have a forum where you can discuss our stories and meet other science fiction and fantasy readers!

We actively seek diversity for our stories — strong female characters, characters of color, and characters of a wide range of ethnicities, religions, sexualities, gender identities, and abilities. All authors deserve to be paid for their work, so we pay professional rates for all the fiction we publish.

About the Editor-in-Chief

Rachel Halpern is a graduate of the Alpha Writer’s Workshop and Grinnell College, and is currently working on an MFA in creative writing at Stonecoast, through the University of Southern Maine. Her past publishing experience includes college book publishing and internships with publishers like Sourcebooks and Reader’s Digest. She likes colorful socks, dark chocolate, and historical linguistics. If you’re interested, you can check out her website or read her published fiction at Daily Science Fiction.

Want to learn more about the staff of Inscription? Check out our About the Editors page!

What makes me qualified to edit for diversity?

Never enough, except that I’m doing my best. So I hope you’ll call us on it if we screw up here. My fellow editors and I come from a range of backgrounds and experiences. I do my best to privilege authentic voices and strong portrayals of diverse characters, and I welcome feedback, positive and negative, on this and all other topics, through the Contact Us page.

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About the Art

The tree logo for this site was created by Madeline Stevens. You can see more of her work here!
The title font for this site was created by Ian Corse. You can see more of his work here!
The site was designed by Jeremy Tolbert at Clockpunk Studios.