SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

(OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS)

We welcome solicited and unsolicited submissions for Fiction, Poetry, and Non-Fiction. We also publish artwork. Please read Submission Guidelines under the submission box carefully before submitting. Incorrectly submitted material may not be read.

**We are especially in need of Science and non-fiction Articles for our Science Corner. Articles can be on any subject in any style, but must be accessible to a non-academic audience**

Any more questions you can contact us via our Contact Page.

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Fiction Guidelines

We're looking for enthralling stories set in a future we want to believe in, one we would fight to make a reality.

We're looking for:

  • Captivating world-building

  • Character-rich, diverse settings

  • Well-written engaging plots that steer away from common tropes

  • Tension, conflict that leaps out of the page and grabs us

  • A good ending.

  • Hard science fiction, stories based in explained, well researched science

We're open to:

  • Inventive narrative structures, unusual, but readable writing styles

  • Non hard science fiction as long as it includes incredible world-building or captivating characters.

  • Longer stories for serialization

LENGTH:

100-6,000 words is preferred. We can consider something longer, if the writing is good, but please, no submitting the next Odyssey, we don't publish novels!

PAY:

We currently pay $15 for a story upon publication.

Submissions must be in PDF or Docx form and in proper Manuscript Format. If you're curious about what that means. Please see example here. Please allow 7 weeks for a response. If you have not received a response feel free to contact us with the word "Query" in the subject line.

Poetry Guidelines

We will publish science-fiction based poetry. There's no style or content we're looking for in particular. Though we prefer more lyrical and evocative poetry.

Please submit up to five short poems OR one long poem.

 

LENGTH:

A short poem is one page or less in size 12 Garamond font with 1.5 spacing.

A long poem is anything longer. No limits to length of a long poem.

PAY

$2 for each accepted short poem 

$10 for each accepted long poem upon publication

Non-Fiction Guidelines

We're Looking for:

  • Articles on new discoveries

  • Articles on new or developing technologies

  • Science fact sheets or trivia articles

  • Teach us how to calculate Schwarzschild Radius, tell us about Hubble's Constant or quantum chemistry

  • Teach us about strange creatures from Thor's Hero Shrew to Deinococcus radiodurans

LENGTH:

6,000 words or less

 

PAY:

$16 for a non-fiction piece upon publication.

 

Artwork Guidelines

We're looking for artwork in any medium, in any format (Jpeg is preferred)

We seek reproduction rights for limited one time use as internal artwork. For this use we will pay $35 per accepted piece.

We accept pre-existing pieces. Please submit a sample of up to five works that fit at least loosely the science-fiction/fantasy theme.

 

We also plan to have an exposé of artists and their work this December. If we do not accept your work for publication as internal art, you are still invited to submit work for the exposé issue. We charge nothing, the expose may be used as a free portfolio for you to display and advertise your work. We will conduct a 3 to 5 question interview and give you the chance to talk about your work, your inspiration, and share the links to any professional website or store that you have and let people know how best to support you. If you're expressly interested in submitting work for the exposé please mention this when you submit your work.

What we're looking for:

  • Sci-fi art of any kind, realism is a plus, but surreal works too. We are most likely to pass on photography, but will consider it.

 

PAY

$35 per accepted piece.

FAQs without the questions.

  • We buy First North American Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights with limited archival rights.

  • Simultaneous submissions are a fact of life. But please tell us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere.

  • If a story is rejected. Do not resubmit it. Unless it has gone through such drastic editing that it no longer resembles the first submission in any way, shape, or form. Then send it on over!

  • Multiple submissions are not appreciated. Please only one submission at a time and please wait at least one month between submitting one story or poem and another one.

  • We will not accept translated or reprinted old stories. No exceptions. We do not accept Fan Fictions. Even incredibly good ones, sorry.

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