Ongoing Submissions: Future Science Fiction Digest

Payment: ten cents per word
Note: ONLY Translated Works Or English As A Second Language Authors Need Apply

We’re currently open to fiction submissions ONLY in the following categories:

  • Translated fiction. Author or authorized translator may submit fiction of 500-10,000 words that has been previously published in source language but not in English.
  • Fiction written by authors for whom English is not their first language and who reside outside of primarily English-speaking countries. If you’re not entirely certain whether you qualify for this call, feel free to query.

Please include the author’s primary language/country of residence and/or original publication info for translations in the cover letter. Submissions that do not include this information will not be read.

We’re currently CLOSED to other unsolicited fiction submissions, but will eventually open to those as well. Please do not query regarding this; we will post an update here when a general reading window opens.

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Taking Submissions: Sub-Q Game Jam Flash Fiction “Love”

Deadline: December 15th, 2018
Payment: Original: $0.06 USD/word for prose; $0.03 USD/word for interactivity ($0.09 USD/word for both) Reprints: $0.03 USD/word for prose; $0.015 USD/word for interactivity (0.045 USD/word)

As we announced last month, from November 15 to December 15, we’ll be hosting a game jam open to very short pieces of interactive fiction or sequential art on the theme of love. We’ll also be accepting submissions for interactive fiction proposals through our Submittable portal for authors new to the idea of interactive fiction.

The catch? All those submissions must be limited to 1000 words of prose, or 9 panels, put before the player. (Full rules and conditions can be found at either of the links above.)

Altogether, we’ll choose four pieces from four different author/artist/developers to run in our February 2019 issue at our standard rates.

Since today is November 15th, that game jam and the submission window for proposals are officially open! Both will close for entries at the end of the day (Pacific Time) on December 15th, and we hope to be able to make our final selections by early January.

Links for both the game jam and the proposal submission window are above, or you can click through below!

Game Jam: https://itch.io/jam/subqjam

Proposal Submissions: https://tinyurl.com/subQjam18

Our February issue will also feature a 1000-word-or-less game on the theme of “love” from two invited authors, to complement the entries we accept from the game jam and the proposal submission window. Those authors will be announced soon!

Excited yet? We know we are! We can’t wait to dive in to all the submitted games and proposals.

Got questions? Let us know on TwitterFacebookitch.io, or by e-mailing [email protected]

Via: Sub-Q.

Ongoing Submissions: Zooscape

Payment: 6 cents/word up to 1000 words and a flat rate of $60 for longer stories. $20 for reprints.
Note: Reprints Welcome

We pay 6 cents/word up to 1000 words and a flat rate of $60 for longer stories.  $20 for reprints.

What we’re interested in:

Stories up to 10,000 words; query for longer.  All stories must be furry.  That means an anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story — it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence. We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks.  We love science-fiction with animal-like aliens and fantasy with talking dragons, unicorns, or witch familiars.

We are interested in underrepresented voices. If you have personal experience relevant to your story, feel free to mention it in your cover letter. For instance, if your story is about a space unicorn and you are a space unicorn (or a research biologist who studies space unicorns), let us know. We welcome and will be looking for diverse voices. We are not interested in stories that give voice to racist or sexist ideologies.

Please do not simultaneously submit a story to us and another market.  For multiple submissions, please query.  For reprints, please tell us where and when the story was published before.

How to submit:

Please send us an email at [email protected] (except with fewer koalas) with the subject line, “SUBMISSION:  Title, Word Count.”  Attach your story in Standard Manuscript Format as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.  Please keep your cover letter brief.  Something like the following is fine:

Dear Story Wrangler,

I would like to offer my attached story, “Awesome Furry Story,” for your consideration.  I hope you like it!

I’ve previously had stories published in Awesome MarketAnother MarketYet Another Market.

Sincerely,

Hopeful Author

If you haven’t had any stories published before, don’t worry!  We love discovering new voices.

Via: Zooscape.

Ongoing Submissions: Constellary Tales

Payment: US $0.06 per word

Constellary Tales is a pro market for science fiction and fantasy. Submissions are currently OPEN.

  • Read our welcome editorial for an idea about the kind of stories we want
  • We will consider stories from 1,000 to 3,500 words in length
  • Our target turnaround time is one month
  • We pay US $0.06 per word upon publication for first publication rights (print and audio) and nonexclusive reprint rights
  • Submit stories in William Shunn manuscript format

And a short list of no’s

  • No simultaneous or multiple submissions
  • No stories published elsewhere (including anywhere online)
  • No stories without a necessary speculative element
  • No horror stories
  • No stories set in someone else’s intellectual property (i.e., no fan fiction)
  • No email submissions

Via: Constellary Tales. (This is also where you can find the submission form!)

Ongoing Submissions: Hard Universe

Payment: 6 cents a word

Welcome to Hard Universe, where the math is strong, the science both lifts and limits, and the theories are robust.  In the coming pages we will provide science fiction based on plausibility and humanity, on the stand-up potentials of the human spirit faced with the finite yet unbounded qualities of the Universe’s inbuilt rules.
At the onset, Hard Universe will be quarterly.  Each issue will launch from a classic science fiction tale to inspire modern stories in the same vein.  Classic stories will be posted for inspiration to authors and readers during each issue’s submission phase.  We are not looking for sequels, prequels, or “coquels,” but rather stories with similarity in those ineffable qualities of good adventure and an imbibed sense of wonder.  Keep the pedigree, kill the clones.

With your submission, please include a short bio along with a brief explanation as to how your story connects with the issue’s theme story.

We are looking for stories that fall between 2000 and 3500 words, although we will consider stories outside this range if they carry enough sensa wondah.  We will be reading submissions until 30 September 18 at midnight.

Payment for authors will be SFWA profession rates of 6 cents a word.  Payment will be made at the time of publication and be made in cryptocurrency equivalent to 6 cents a word at the time of publication.

At this time we are not looking for reprints.

Email your submissions to [email protected] as DOC or TXT attachments carrying the header [Author Name – Story Title].

We are currently looking for readers.  If you are interested in helping establish the direction of a new venue, please email us at [email protected].

Via: Hard Universe.

Ongoing Submissions: Asimov’s Science Fiction

Payment: 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words, and 8 cents for each word over 7,500.

Payment & Rights

Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is an established market for science fiction stories. Asimov’s pays 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words, and 8 cents for each word over 7,500. We seldom buy stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and we don’t serialize novels. We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract. We do not publish reprints, and we do not accept “simultaneous submissions” (stories sent at the same time to a publication other than Asimov’s). Asimov’s will consider material submitted by any writer, previously published or not. We’ve bought some of our best stories from people who have never sold a story before.

Story Content

In general, we’re looking for “character oriented” stories, those in which the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus for the reader’s interest. Serious, thoughtful, yet accessible fiction will constitute the majority of our purchases, but there’s always room for the humorous as well. SF dominates the fiction published in the magazine, but we also publish borderline fantasy, slipstream, and surreal fiction. No sword & Sorcery, please. Neither are we interested in explicit sex or violence. A good overview would be to consider that all fiction is written to examine or illuminate some aspect of human existence, but that in science fiction the backdrop you work against is the size of the Universe.

Electronic Submission and Manuscript Format

Asimov’s now uses an Online Submissions System that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. We do not accept email submissions. Please see Manual Submission Guidelines for information about paper submissions.

Our online submissions form for fiction asks for your name, email address, cover letter, story title, and story. Cover letter is optional. If you choose to include it, it should contain the length of your story and your publishing history. Story word count can, and should, also be indicated in the upper right corner of the first page of the manuscript. We ask for the same information for poetry. Please fill out a separate form for each poem submitted for consideration. All stories and poems should be in standard manuscript format and can be submitted in .RTF or .DOC format. For information about standard formatting, see William Shunn’s guide to Proper Manuscript Format. After you have submitted your work, a tracking number will be displayed and an automated email confirmation containing this information will be sent to you. If you have not received this email within twenty-four hours, please notify us by email. Your tracking number will allow you to monitor the status of your submission through our website, so please don’t lose it.

NOTE: Yahoo.com occasionally treats our email as spam, please keep an eye on your spam folder.

Reply Process

Our average response time runs about five weeks. If you have not heard from us in three months, you can query us about the submission at [email protected]. Thanks for your interest in Asimov’s and good luck!

Manual Submission and Manuscript Format

Manuscripts submitted to Asimov’s must be neatly typed, double-spaced on one side of the sheet only, on bond paper (no erasable paper, please). Any manuscript longer than 5 pages should be mailed to us flat. Dot matrix printouts are acceptable only if they are easily readable. Please do NOT send us submissions on disk. When using a word processor, please do not justify the right margin. If sending a printout, separate the sheets first. The manuscript should include the title, your name and address, and the number of words in your story. Enclose a cover letter if you like. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope (if manuscript is over 5 pages, use a 9” x 12” envelope) carrying enough postage to return the manuscript If you wish to save on postage, you may submit a clear copy of your story along with a standard (#10) envelope, also self-addressed and stamped. Mark your manuscript “DISPOSABLE,” and you will receive our reply only. We do not suggest that you have us dispose of your original typescript. If you live overseas or in Canada, use International Reply Coupons for postage, along with a self-addressed envelope.

Via: Asimov’s Science Fiction.

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