Originally published from 2002 to 2006, Deep Magic returned to life in 2016. After two years of bimonthly publication, it now appears quarterly.
The masthead describes it as “the e-zine of clean fantasy and science fiction.” The editorial guidelines make it clear that the editors do not want stories with profanity or sexual themes. Although they also caution against graphic violence, some of the stories may contain scenes of war and killing.
The magazine pays for fiction at six cents a word. It will accept stories up to forty thousand words in length, but payment reaches a maximum at ten thousand words.