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Taking Submissions: Futuristica Volume 1

August 31, 2015


Deadline: August 31, 2015.
Payment: 6 cents per word against a pro rata share of royalties

We are currently accepting submissions for our first anthology of short fiction, Futuristica Volume 1.

The last day to submit your manuscript for consideration is August 31, 2015.

All submissions received by 10:35 PM EST on May 25th, 2015 should have received a “Submission Received” email by now. If you haven’t received an email, something went wrong and we don’t have your story on file yet.

We are currently reviewing stories submitted between May 17th and May 19th.

Submissions Guidelines & Payment Information

  • We pay 6 cents per word against a pro rata share of royalties.
  • We buy first rights and exclusive eBook rights for 6 months after the date of publication.
  • We do not purchase reprints.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions.
  • Manuscripts should be in standard manuscript format.
  • Manuscripts should be between 3,000 and 10,000 words.
  • No prior publishing experience is required.

Story Criteria

  • Story content must be original. We do not accept fan fiction or derivative works.
  • We prize diversity, specifically stories that include multicultural backgrounds or lead characters of atypical ethnic origins. Basically, while we have nothing against heterosexual white American males, we feel they are already adequately represented in science fiction and we want stories about the rest of humanity.
  • We are interested in character-oriented fiction.

Women Positive

  • We want stories with awesome female protagonists.
  • Zoë Washburn? YES!
  • Princess Leia? Definitely!
  • That blonde girl from The Temple of Doom? No!
  • Bella? Hahahaha. No.

Sex Positive

  • Can the story contain sexual content? Absolutely! However, the sexual content should be integral to the story, but not the whole story.
  • Does there have to be sex in the story? Nope.
  • No demeaning sex acts.
  • No rape. Period.

Science Positive

  • Stories should explore science fiction, scientific fantasy, space opera, emerging technologies, etc…
  • We have a preference for near future, near Earth settings.
  • No high fantasy, please.
  • No dragons or dinosaurs, unless they also have lasers.


We are committed to responding to submissions as quickly as possible. Manuscripts will be evaluated in the order in which they are received. We will update this page regularly with the date for which we are currently reviewing manuscripts.

If the review date listed at the top of this page has passed the date on which your manuscript was submitted, you may query us using the Contact page. Please include a subject line of “Submission Query” and the author and title of the manuscript.

You can submit via: Meta Sagas.


August 31, 2015