Asimov's Science Fiction



In general, we're looking for "character oriented" stories, those in which the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus for the reader's interest. Serious, thoughtful, yet accessible fiction will constitute the majority of our purchases, but there's always room for the humorous as well. Borderline fantasy is fine, but no Sword & Sorcery, please. Neither are we interested in explicit sex or violence. A good overview would be to consider that all fiction is written to examine or illuminate some aspect of human existence, but that in science fiction the backdrop you work against is the size of the Universe.


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

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
1000 to 7500
8 cents/word

Novelette
7500 to 17500
8 cents/word

Novella
17500 to 20000
8 cents/word


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

Market Response Data
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Accuracy:
There are 470 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
0 min | 92.26 mean avg | 122 median | 283 max days
Responded:
98.08%
Accepted:
1.70%
Rejected:
96.38% (9.93% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
1.91%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
1.06%
Withdrawn:
0.85%
Pending:
143 pending responses (1 min | 83 mean avg | 74 median | 1126 max days waiting)
Note: pending statistics may skew high if some users neglect their data.
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