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Solarpunk Magazine - Fiction (Go to Poetry)
Android Press




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Solarpunk is a prefigurative, utopian artistic movement that envisions what the future might look if humanity solved major modern challenges like climate change, and created more sustainable and balanced societies. As a genre and cultural aesthetic, it encompasses literature, visual art, fashion, video games, architecture, and more. Solarpunk carries many aspects of punk ideologies such as humanitarianism, egalitarianism, animal rights, decolonization, anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-authoritarianism, anti-corporatism, and anti-consumerism. Similar to the cyberpunk genre, the big difference between the two is that in solarpunk technology and nature are in harmony with one another rather than in conflict.

?Not all solarpunk stories take place in idealistic utopias. Many are tales of are rife with compelling conflict among people and communities optimistically striving to reach that ideal while still struggling to solve some existing challenges. But all solarpunk stories do have things in common such as future or near-future settings, optimism perspectives, and looking toward a better future with at least a growing harmony between nature, technology, and humanity.

Our fiction editors are interested in works that stir readers with themes of defiance, change, and achievement. This effect isn’t likely to come via high concept utopias alone, but rather, from vibrant characters whose struggles affect the reader. Speculative elements should be apparent but not dominating; our disbelief suspended not by necessity, but immersion. Any genre of science fiction, interstitial fiction, magic realism, or fantasy has potential as a solarpunk forum—we welcome robots and elves with equal excitement.


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Market Submission Schedule
  • Limited Demographic Submission Window: BIPOC authors, for the theme "Colorful Roots" - Apr 1, 2024 thru Apr 14, 2024 (Begins 35 days from now)
  • Submission window - Jul 1, 2024 thru Jul 14, 2024 (Begins 126 days from now)
  • Submission window - Oct 1, 2024 thru Oct 14, 2024 (Begins 218 days from now)

Market Genres
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Short Story
1500 to 7500 words
8 cents/word



Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Not Allowed
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 60 days

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 172 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 0 | Average: 53.16 | Median: 51 | Max: 104
Responded:
96.51%
Accepted:
2.90% - avg 74 days
Rejected:
92.44% - avg 52 days (1.88% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
1.16%
Dead Letters:
-
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
-
Withdrawn:
3.48%

Pending:
There are 8 pending responses. (42 min | 62 average | 45 median | 176 max days waiting)
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Listing added: 14 September 2021


Last officially checked: 29 January 2024


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