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Taking Submissions: Planet Scumm #14 – Fall 2022

January 17, 2022

Deadline: January 17th, 2022
Payment: 4 cents a word and one contributor copy
Theme: Hard sci-fi and weird fiction

Planet Scumm accepts submissions from writers across the world. (Our HQ is a roving meteor-sized space station—Earth’s borders mean nothing to us. We want to hear from writers of every race, nationality, and gender identity.


  • Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, sci-fi that melts in your mouth-brain not your hand-brain

  • Speculative fiction, weird fiction, slipstream

  • Basically anything that pleases Scummy, our megaphone-toting slime buddy, will be considered for entry to the interstellar archive aboard Scummy’s saucer


  • Include submissions as a .doc or .docx attachment to [email protected] along with a brief cover letter in the email body. Please attach only your story (no images, do not put your story in the body text of the email).

  • Stories, or collections of flash fiction, should be no more than 5,000 words in length, and submitted in standard manuscript format.

  • Submit only one short story or flash collection. We will not accept multiple submissions from the same author in one reading period.

  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, as long as you promptly withdraw a story accepted elsewhere.


  • Accepted authors receive 4 cents a word and one contributor copy.

  • Our publication operates in print, e-book, and audiobook. Some accepted stories will also be published on our website. We purchase exclusive English language print, audio, and electronic publishing rights for six months, with non-exclusive rights thereafter.

  • Authors will receive payment within 3 months of signing their contract.

Via: Planet Scumm’s Submission Page.


January 17, 2022