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Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines
Clarkesworld Magazine is a Hugo, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction. Issues are published monthly and available on our website, for purchase in ebook format, and via electronic subscription. All original fiction is also published in our trade paperback series from Wyrm Publishing. Fiction Guidelines Stories must be: Well-written. Science fiction need not be "hard" SF, but rigor is appreciated. Though no particular setting, theme, or plot is anathema to us, the following are likely hard sells: Fiction Submissions Process Do NOT email or mail submissions. Our submissions form asks for your name, email address, cover letter, story title, word count, genre and story. After you have submitted your story, a tracking number will be displayed and an automated email confirmation containing this information will be sent to you. Confidentiality Non-Fiction Guidelines Art Guidelines Related:  SFF Submissions

Writers’ Guidelines Submissions Status: CLOSED. When we determine when our next reading period will be, we will post an announcement here. Instructions for submitting to Lightspeed follow. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting. Submission Procedures for Short Fiction Instructions: All fiction must be submitted through our Moksha online submission system, located at Guidelines: Lightspeed is seeking original science fiction and fantasy stories. Format: Submissions should generally follow standard manuscript format, though we prefer single-spaced instead of double-spaced. Word Count: We are open to stories of 1500-10,000 words. Pay Rate: Lightspeed pays 8 cents per word for original fiction, or 2 cents per word for reprints. Rights: To see which rights we’re seeking, please view our contract template for original fiction or our contract template for reprinted fiction. Other Submission Procedures Additional Notes

Locus Online: The Website of The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field Fiction Submission Guidelines | FantasyScroll Magazine To submit fiction to Fantasy Scroll Mag, please read the instructions below. Once you are familiar with these guidelines you can jump to our story submission form. Other Guidelines: What Are We Looking For? Fantasy Scroll Mag is seeking original science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories, regardless of sub-genre. Here are the lengths we currently accept: Microfiction: < 500 wordsFlash Fiction: 500 – 1500 wordsShort Stories: 1500 – 5000 words At this point we are not accepting any stories longer than 5,000 words, so please only submit word counts within the specified limits. Reprints We do accept reprints as long as the rights have currently reverted to the author. Simultaneous Submissions We do accept simultaneous submissions, but if your story is accepted elsewhere, please do us the courtesy and let us know right away. Multiple Submissions We do not accept multiple submissions. Payment Formatting We accept stories formatted in the standard manuscript format. Submitting Response Times No poetry.

Writer's Guidelines SubTerrain » about subTerrain publishes original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary three times a year. Submissions must be previously unpublished material. (Note maximum number of submissions per issue in General Guidelines below.) subTerrain welcomes submissions from both emerging and established authors. Issue #79 (Spring 18) Theme: Bye-bye VancouverOur spring 2018 issue will focus on the changing/shifting landscape of Vancouver. Issue #80 (Summer/Fall 18) Theme: MarginsLife on the margins, being on the border or edge of society. Issue #81 (Winter 18) General IssueSubmissions open July 2, 2018 Deadline for submissions: September 3, 2018 When submitting, please identify on the envelope the theme issue for which you're submitting. Feel free to interpret these themes in unique and unusual ways. All other regular submission guidelines still apply, as below. Submissions must be previously unpublished and be: 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Payment rates for published submissions:

Submissions Guidelines The following guidelines outline how to submit fiction or non-fiction articles/blog posts to If you’re interested in writing for or submitting your fiction for consideration, please read the following. Original Short Fiction Submissions Guidelines Novella Submissions Guidelines Non-Fiction Submissions Guidelines Last updated June 27, 2015 Original Short Fiction Submissions Guidelines As of January 7, is closed to unsolicited short fiction submissions on an indefinite basis. Novella Submissions Until the July 5th, will only be considering novellas of between 20,000 and 40,000 words that fit one of the following science fiction subgenres: Time TravelSpace OperaNear Future ThrillerCyberpunk If you have a novella you want to submit that doesn’t fit these parameters, don’t give up hope. As always, both Lee Harris and Carl Engle-Laird actively request submissions from writers from underrepresented populations. We do not accept multiple submissions.

Analog -- What is Analog? Astounding/Analog (often all-encompassingly just called ASF) is often considered the magazine where science fiction grew up. When editor John W. Campbell took over in 1938, he brought to Astounding an unprecedented insistence on placing equal emphasis on both words of "science fiction." Real science and technology have always been important in ASF, not only as the foundation of its fiction, but as the subject of articles about real research with big implications for the future. The pages of Astounding/Analog have been home to many of science fiction's foremost writers and stories. Some people who haven't read Analog assume it has a much narrower emphasis on "nuts and bolts" than it actually has.

Submissions | Crossed Genres Submissions information current as of May 6, 2014 Crossed Genres welcomes and strongly encourages submissions with underrepresented main characters: women, characters of color, LGBTQ characters, characters with disabilities, etc.! Novels & Single-Author Collections We are temporarily closed to submissions of Novels & Single-Author Collections. We hope to re-open in late 2014. Payment: $2,000 advance, then royalties commensurate with industry standard * 50,000-100,000 words * Any genres now accepted (not only Science Fiction & Fantasy, though they’re still welcome) * Specifically looking for submissions which blend multiple genres More details & submission form here— Crossed Genres Magazine 2.0 Pay rate: $0.06 per wordWord limit: 1000-6000 (FIRM)Stories must combine an aspect of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy with the current month’s theme.To submit, use the form beneath the full guidelines. More details & submission form here——–

Writer's Guidelines - Contact Us | Analog Science Fiction Manuscript Guidelines Payment & Rights Analog’s Science Fiction and Fact magazine is an established market for science fiction stories. Analog pays 8-10 cents per word for short fiction (up to approximately 20,000 words), 6 cents per word for serials (40,000-80,000 words), 9 cents per word for fact articles, and $1 per line for poetry. Story Content Analog will consider material submitted by any writer solely on the basis of merit. We have no hard-and-fast editorial guidelines, because science fiction is such a broad field that I don't want to inhibit a new writer's thinking by imposing Thou Shalt Nots. We publish science fiction stories in which some aspect of future science or technology is so integral to the plot that, if that aspect were removed, the story would collapse. The science can be physical, sociological, psychological. Fact Articles Our readers are very intelligent and technically knowledgeable but represent a very wide diversity of backgrounds. Other Information Reply Process

Fiction Guidelines | Shimmer Status: We are currently CLOSED to submissions. Shimmer will be closed to submissions from June 1 to September 3. Shimmer publishes speculative fiction — science fiction, fantasy, a dash of literary horror. Shimmer aspires to publish excellent fiction across lines of race, income, nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, geography, and culture, and therefore encourages submissions of diverse stories from diverse authors. This includes, but is not limited to: people of color, LBGTQIA, women, the impoverished, the elderly, and those with disabilities. We are not interested in acquiring fiction that denigrates or perpetuates stereotypes of the above groups. We encourage authors of all backgrounds to write stories that include characters and settings as diverse and wondrous as the people and places of the world we live in. What to send us: Unusual and beautifully-written speculative fiction stories with full plots and strong characters. The Earth and Everything Under, by K.M.

Weird Tales - Submission Guidelines We closed to fiction and poetry submissions February 26th of 2014 at 6PM Eastern time, and plan to open again in the Fall of 2014. We will announce new themes at that time. We pay three cents a word for unsolicited submissions published in Weird Tales Magazine. We pay a $10 flat fee for under 500 word pieces of flash fiction published on this website. Each issue of Weird Tales has a theme. We also publish work that has nothing to do with the themes, so feel free to send what you have. We are seeking art for all upcoming issues. Please know that each issue of Weird Tales — beginning with issue 360 — will have a theme. A limited amount of nonfiction will be considered for publication. Submissions should be double-spaced with indented paragraphs with no extra space inserted between paragraphs. Do not underline material to be highlighted. The most preferable format for submissions is .rtf, but Word .doc is also acceptable, as is WordPerfect’s .wpd.