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Future Science Fiction Digest – East Asia Region Edition

September 30, 2020

Deadline: September 30th, 2020
Payment: 8 cents per word
Theme: The future of the East Asia region in an optimistic, positive way.

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

Open themed submissions call – open to all authors.

For this call we’re seeking science fiction stories that envision the future of the East Asia region in an optimistic, positive way. No dystopias, please. You can interpret this widely, but the theme has to be at the core of the story. It isn’t enough that the story be merely set in the region. This call is open to all authors, other than that please follow all the guidelines below.

Please mark the submissions as an “East Asia issue submission” in email subject line or cover letter.

Deadline: September 30, 2020

We consider fiction of 500-10,000 words (under 5,000 words strongly preferred.)

  • Translated fiction. Author or authorized translator may submit fiction  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 the following primarily English-speaking countries:
    – United States
    – United Kingdom
    – Canada
    – Australia
    – New Zealand
    – Ireland

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.

We seek science fiction stories (no horror, fantasy, fan fiction, or erotica) of up to 10,000 words. Stories must not have appeared anywhere in English, including your personal blog, social media, or Patreon page. We acquire first world rights in the English language for a period of six months from the date of first publication and non-exclusive English language worldwide print, audio, and electronic publication rights thereafter. We pay eight cents per word. In case of translations this payment is split between author and translator.

No simultaneous of multiple submissions, please. You’re welcome to send another story once we responded to your current submission. We respond to submissions within 30 days. If you haven’t heard by then, please query.

E-mail submissions in .rtf, .doc, or .docx and modern manuscript format to: ufopublishing at gmail dot com. Please direct any queries to that address as well. We would appreciate if you used the following subject line for your submissions: FUTURE SF: “Story Title” by Author Name (xxxx words). (For example: FUTURE SF: “Space Hedgehogs” by John Smith (3500 words))

Note: We strongly encourage writers to read the stories we’ve published first to get a sense of what we’re looking for.

Via: Future Science Fiction Digest.


September 30, 2020