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Issues in Earth Science

Fiction should be written for the feature, "Eww, there's some geology in my fiction!" We are interested in MG and YA fiction that incorporates Earth Science concepts as key, rather than incidental, elements. Stories with adult characters but written for MG or YA will also be considered. The science element should be more substantive than "cool facts" or jargon that is slipped into a story. Rather, the Earth Science concept should both be integral to the story and represent a key idea that might be taught in an Earth Science classroom. Needless to say, the story should be emotionally compelling with characters we care about and conflicts that engage. The purpose of these stories will be to serve as supplemental reading material for middle or high school students who are studying particular topics in Earth Science.

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Market Genres
Middle Grade
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 3000 words
10 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 90 days

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25.00% - avg 133 days
25.00% - avg 120 days (100.00% of rejections are personal)
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Listing added: 24 January 2014

Last officially checked: 20 June 2023

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