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Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF) - Fiction (Go to Poetry)



Description
Note: F&SF has been the subject of significant discussion lately that you might want to be aware of when submitting, including discussion of publishing timelines and contracts, and publisher behavior. Here's an explainer.

Note: wait 21 days between submissions.

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction has no formula for fiction, but we like to be surprised by stories, either by the engaging voice, the character insights, ideas, plots, or prose. The speculative element may be slight, but it should be present and readily discernible by readers, ideally in the opening first or second page. We prefer character-oriented stories with strong voices and good pacing, whether it's fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, or other speculative fiction works not easily classified in a single genre.


This market is temporarily closed.


Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Horror
Humor
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Flash
0 to 1000 words
8 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
8 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
8 cents/word

Novella
17500 to 25000 words
8 cents/word



Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 90 days

Market-Provided Data

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Market Response Data
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Count:
There are 770 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 57.13 | Median: 34 | Max: 477
Responded:
97.27%
Accepted:
4.02% - avg 166 days
Rejected:
92.72% - avg 51 days (16.10% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.51%
Dead Letters:
0.12%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
0.12%
Withdrawn:
2.59%

Pending:
There are 9 pending responses. (111 min | 361 average | 466 median | 519 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
We recommend querying after the time the market suggests to query.


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Listing added: 14 December 2012


Last officially checked: 29 August 2023


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