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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.
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Reprints/Originals?: Originals Only
Translations: Original Language Only
Estimated Response: 30 days
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numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.
There are 537 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 1 | Average: 43.81 | Median: 47 | Max: 121
7.44% - avg 46 days
89.75% - avg 43 days(11.82% of rejections are personal)
There are 13 pending responses.
(6 min | 34 average | 32 median | 69 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.