publishes speculative fiction of every stripe except graphic horror. We like each issue to have an eclectic variety of stories: funny, frightening, hard and soft sci-fi, adventure, thoughtful, etc. Every issue includes at least one nonfiction piece dealing with some aspect of science, myth, folklore, or literature as it relates to speculative fiction, usually of the well-researched essay variety rather than opinion or editorial. Speculative poetry is welcome. We tend to receive a lot of free verse and not enough "form" poetry. We also buy one piece of artwork per issue, and occasionally commission one. We publish book reviews of recent releases about every two weeks. If you have written a review, or have a book coming out soon, please contact us.

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Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Jun 1, 2017 thru Jul 31, 2017 (Begins 65 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Jan 1, 2018 thru Feb 28, 2018 (Begins 279 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction
Open to all/most styles
Open to all/most subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000
3 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500
1 cent/word

7500 to 10000
1 cent/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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There are 175 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 27.62 mean avg | 1 median | 165 max days
94.85% (21.08% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
2 pending responses (27 min | 27 mean avg | 53 median | 79 max days waiting)
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