Lightspeed



Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limits, and we encourage our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. Lightspeed was a finalist for the 2011 and 2012 Hugo Award, and stories from Lightspeed have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award.
FICTION: All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. We believe that the science fiction/fantasy genre’s diversity is its greatest strength, and we wish that viewpoint to be reflected in our story content and our submission queues; we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Styles
Literary
Mainstream
Subjects
Open to all/most subjects

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

Novelette
7500 to 10000
8 cents/word


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

Market Response Data
(View recent responses from this market)
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.


Accuracy:
There are 540 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 7.52 mean avg | 8 median | 90 max days
Responded:
99.44%
Accepted:
1.48%
Rejected:
97.59% (9.48% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
0.37%
Dead Letters:
0.55%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
0.18%
Withdrawn:
0.37%
Pending:
17 pending responses (0 min | 5 mean avg | 3 median | 22 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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