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.
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: Yes
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language and Translations
Estimated Response: 90 days
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There are 1712 completed reports in the past 12 months.
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Min: 0 | Average: 27.05 | Median: 15 | Max: 477
2.45% - avg 116 days
95.50% - avg 24 days(15.04% of rejections are personal)
There are 295 pending responses.
(0 min | 69 average | 66 median | 409 max days waiting)
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