Mad Scientist Journal

The goal for this e-zine is to publish “scientific papers” by mad scientists. Or, at least, fiction that could be loosely considered such. We are willing to consider any fiction that is told from within a fictional world. This can be first person from the point of view of the scientist, someone who has witnessed these events, fictional newspaper articles, or even scientific papers about pseudoscience. We are willing to take almost any genre for this: humor, SF, fantasy, horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, pulp adventure. All we ask is that it be well written and fit within the needs of this e-zine. Gratuitous anything that doesn’t add to the story is discouraged. Reprints will be considered. We accept multiple submissions, but not simultaneous submissions.

If your story is accepted, we ask that you provide a fictional identity as the source of the article, with bio. Authors will still be credited under their own name. We just want to maintain the atmosphere of “scientific journal.” So, for example, your story might be “An Examination into the Giant Albino Fire Moles” by Professor Higglepiggle, as provided by Joe M. Author.

We currently are publishing a new short story every week on the site. We will collect them on a quarterly basis into an ebook with some additional content exclusive to the ebook, with a possible annual collection as well.

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Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
500 to 1000 words
1 cent/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
Less than 1 cent/word

7500 to 8000 words
Less than 1 cent/word

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

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40.62% - avg 21 days (7.69% of rejections are personal)
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