Retro Future



Retro Future is a bi-monthly pulp magazine that searches for diverse, surprising, and progressive science fiction in art, prose, essay, and comics.

We are looking for forward-looking and optimistic science and science-fiction. Sensitive topics can be part of a good story, but a vision of a future better than our present is the focus of Retro Future. Keep this in mind when submitting.


Market Genres, Styles & Subjects
Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Flash
0 to 1000 words
6 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 7500 words
6 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 17500 words
6 cents/word

Novella
17500 to 40000 words
6 cents/word


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

Market Response Data
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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 26 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
50 min | 112.95 mean avg | 102 median | 198 max days
Responded:
84.61%
Accepted:
11.53%
Rejected:
73.07% (0.00% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
15.38%
Lost/Returned:
3.84%
Never Responded:
11.53%
Withdrawn:
-
Pending:
28 pending responses (8 min | 90 mean avg | 58 median | 226 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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