Current Issue

Stories & essays will be released on our website weekly starting in May.

Letter from the Editors
Aleksandra Hill, Kanika Agrawal, Rowan Morrison, Zhui Ning Chang, Isabella Kestermann, and Sachiko Ragosta

Special Content

Coming soon: excerpt of Liar, Dreamer, Thief and an interview with its author, Maria Dong!

Interview with Naseem Jamnia
Questions by Aleksandra Hill

Excerpt: The Bruising of Qilwa
Out from Tachyon Publications


Cover: Issue 3.1
The Creeping Moon

Previously Published


Join Our Team

Calls for volunteers will be posted on this page. If there are no positions listed, please follow our Twitter account (@khoreomag) or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to hear about our next call for applicants!

We are currently looking only for volunteers; however, we aim to begin paying our volunteers at least token amounts by Year 3. More updates as the magazine evolves.

We are looking for 1-2 individuals who can join our copy editing team. Applicants should…

  • Be passionate about speculative fiction and copy editing! Professional experience is welcome, but not necessary
  • Have familiarity with (and ideally access to) the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Be open to working in an asynchronous, collaborative environment with fiction editors, authors, and other copy editors
  • Be comfortable with Slack and Google Docs, or willing to learn these platforms 

Stories are edited on a quarterly basis, with each story receiving two editorial passes from two separate copy editors and a one-month timeline to complete both copy edits. With a larger team of copy editors, each editor will have fewer stories to review (three editors: four stories each; four editors: three stories each; etc.) as well as providing backup in case of personal emergencies. 

Please note that khōréō is a volunteer-run organization; this is an unpaid position.


Please email [email protected] with a resume, statement of interest (including details of experience, copy editing philosophy, languages (e.g., American English, British English, Jamaican Patois, etc., etc.)) and why you’d like to volunteer with khōréō.

Please note: this is a leadership position at the magazine. As such, we especially encourage individuals who identify as immigrants or members of a diaspora, and especially BIPOC, to apply for this position. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Awards & Honors

khōréō’s first issue was published in February 2021. Since then, we have gone on to receive some of the highest industry awards and honors, in addition to excellent reviews across the board. Help us keep publishing fantastic work by subscribing or donating today.


2022 IGNYTE Award
Fiction Podcast 

2022 Shirley Jackson Award, Short Story
“You’ll Understand When You’re a Mom Someday” by Isabel J. Kim (link)

"Best of" Anthologies

The Year’s Best Fantasy, vol. 2
“Phoenix Tile” by Guan Un (link)

2022 Brave New Weird Anthology
“Skin” by Isha Karki (link)
“Banhus” by M. E. Bronstein (link)

2022 Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 
“The Frankly Impossible Weight of Han” by Maria Dong (link)

Nominations, Shortlists, & Longlists

2022 Brave New Weird Shortlist
“Tomatoes” by Eugenia Triantafyllou (link)
“Skin” by Isha Karki (link)
“The Scumbling” by J. C. Changmore (link)
“Banhus” by M. E. Bronstein (link)

2022 IGNYTE Award Finalist 
Community Award

2022 Hugo Awards Longlist
Best Semiprozine

2021 BSFA Award Longlist, Short Fiction
“Sorry We Missed You!” by Aun-Juli Riddle (link)