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Writers’ Guidelines

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 lightspeedmagazine.com/submissions. 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 Related:  SFF Submissions

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. We are currently open for art, non-fiction and short story submissions. 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. Our average response time is usually under two days, but we occasionally hold submissions for longer periods. Confidentiality Art Guidelines

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. We want great stories and grand characters! 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 Submitting Response Times What we do NOT publish Rights

Submissions Guidelines The following guidelines outline how to submit fiction or non-fiction articles/blog posts to Tor.com. If you’re interested in writing for Tor.com 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 Tor.com Original Short Fiction Submissions Guidelines As of January 7, Tor.com is closed to unsolicited short fiction submissions on an indefinite basis. Tor.com Novella Submissions Until the July 5th, Tor.com 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.

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. 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——–

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 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. Hard Sells:We are less likely to be interested in sword and sorcery, hard SF, space opera, paranormal romance, and slasher/body-mod horror.

Fantasy and Science Fiction - Writers' Guidelines Writer's Guidelines • Fantasy & Science Fiction has no formula for fiction, but we like to be surprised by stories, either by the character insights, ideas, plots, or prose. The speculative element may be slight, but it should be present. We prefer character-oriented stories, whether it's fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, or another genre. F&SF encourages submissions from diverse voices and perspectives, and has published writers from all over the world. • We do not accept simultaneous submissions. • We prefer not to see more than one submission from a writer at a time. • Allow 8 weeks for a response. • Payment is 8-12 cents per word on acceptance. • Our columns and non-fiction articles are assigned in-house. • Since we use so little art—just six covers a year, no interiors—we have no separate artist's guidelines. • Send cartoon queries as well as orders for sample copies to Gordon Van Gelder, Fantasy & Science Fiction, P.O. • Send story submissions to C.C.

Writers’ Guidelines - Nightmare Magazine Current Submissions Status: CLOSED. When we determine when our next reading period will be, we will post an announcement here. Instructions for submitting to Nightmare follow. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting. Instructions: All fiction must be submitted through our Moksha online submission system, located at nightmare-magazine.com/submissions. Guidelines: Nightmare is seeking original horror and dark 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 1500-7500 words. Pay Rate: Nightmare pays 6 cents per word for original fiction, or 1 cent 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 Nonfiction: All of our nonfiction is currently assigned in-house. Additional Notes

BFS Journal submission guidelines | The British Fantasy Society BFS Journal #10 Guidelines last updated: 20 August 2014. About the BFS Journal The BFS Journal is a paperback journal of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art that has been published two to four times a year by the British Fantasy Society since 2011. Previous contributors include Tom Pollock, Juliet McKenna, James Barclay, Anne Lyle, Lavie Tidhar, Storm Constantine, Ramsey Campbell, Sophia McDougall, Graham Joyce, Lou Morgan, Gary McMahon, Sarah Pinborough, Mark Morris, F.E. Higgins, Michael Marshall Smith and Gillian Redfearn. Fiction Fiction Editor: Sarah Newton Email: fiction@britishfantasysociety.org Editor’s note: I would *love* to see stories which really emphasise the “fantasy” in our name – maybe some classic swords and sorcery or even high fantasy, or some planetary romance, or some gritty post-apocalyptic or urban fantasy, or the wildest whimsical surrealism or magical realism. That’s it. I’m looking for stories of 3000–5000 words, though I’ll certainly consider more or less. Poetry

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