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Taking Submissions: Dark Warrior Publishing Science Fiction Issue

January 31, 2016

Deadline: January 31st, 2016
Payment: 1% royalties for a year and a digital copy.
Note: Sorry on the late posting on this one, just came across it.

For our Science Fiction issue we are looking for serious science fiction. If you want to write about aliens for instance, we are more likely to accept a story about the kind you’d find attacking earth rather than the ones with glowing fingers who want to go home. Dark science fiction will have an easier time being accepted, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be horror to be dark, there is a difference between grim and gruesome. Also, don’t misinterpret serious to say we aren’t interested in humor, but the jokes and quips need to be ‘part’ of the story and not the ‘point’ of the story.

We are flexible about sub-genre, but it should be science fiction primarily.

Some examples of the type of science fiction we like are found in the works of Orson Scott Card, L. Ron Hubbard, Frank Herbert, among many others.

Overall we like quality fiction that tells a good story and takes us to amazing and mystical worlds.

If in doubt, go ahead and send it to us. At worst we’ll reject your story and at best we’ll accept it.

We are currently accepting short stories for our yearly anthology and illustrations for an anthology contest.

If you wish for us to review one of your published ebooks for promotion on this sight, please refer to the bottom of this page.


Short Stories: To be included in our annual anthology

Payment: 1% royalties for a year and a digital copy.

Word count: 2,500 – 7,000
(5,000 is preferred)

Submission Window: November 1st – January 31st
(Anything submitted outside of this window will be deleted without being read)

Projected publication date: April 1st

Please follow these guidelines when submitting
(Failure to comply may result in your story being deleted without being read)

  • Standard Manuscript Formatting (Example)
  • We do accept multiple submissions, but we only publish one story per author, per magazine.
  • No simultaneous submissions
  • We accept reprints (Just give us a brief publishing history of the story, where and when it was published.)

If you have followed the above guidelines and feel your story is ready for us to read then email it to [email protected] with Science Fiction: [Story Title] in the subject line.

What we will not consider in stories:
-Sexual content
-Excessive swearing
-Over the top gore
(As a rule of thumb the magazine operates under a PG-13 style rating. We do this in order to publish quality fiction that can appeal to almost any reader without causing offense)

Rights: Exclusive electronic rights for six months after the anthology’s publication, after that we ask for non-exclusive rights and you’re allowed to resubmit it elsewhere, but it will be considered a reprint so bear that in mind as some publications don’t accept reprints.
(We may also request additional rights in the future, such as print, audio, etc.  this is not mandatory for acceptance in the anthology)

If you have questions about anything, please feel free to send us an email at [email protected]. Please put Science Fiction Query in the subject line.

Via: The Dark Warrior.


January 31, 2016