Mothership Zeta is looking for science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories that are fun. The robot who fights a dinosaur, not the robot who explores its lack of humanity and deactivates itself. The nagini who goes on an adventure, not the nagini who is tortured and drowns herself. The blonde woman who kills monsters, not the blonde woman who gets ripped apart by monsters. Fun doesn’t necessarily mean “funny,” and stories can have conflict and darker elements, but we want stories that leave the reader satisfied, usually in a positive way. Bittersweet is okay, tragic is not. (Unless you’re Cabin in the Woods. A killer unicorn buys you some credit.)
This listing is permanently closed for submissions. This may mean one of several things:
It was always planned to be a limited-time project, such as a one-time anthology, and the limited-time submission window has ended.
The publisher has stated that they are permanently closed, or on hiatus with wording that makes it sound permanent.
The publication website is down in a way that appears to be permanent, and we haven't been able to find a new website for them.
The publication website is not down, but it appears to have been inactive for more than a year.
Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
1000 to 6000 words
Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 42 days
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