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Asimov's Science Fiction

Literary Magazine

Fiction

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Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine has maintained the tradition of publishing the best stories, unsurpassed in modern science fiction, from award-winning authors and first-time writers alike.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    5 weeks*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    9 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    1.18%*
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Pays$0.08 per word

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FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 20000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 20000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Science Fiction

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

Asimov’s pays 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words, and 8 cents for each word over 7,500. We seldom buy stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and we don’t serialize novels.

Poetry

Max lines: 40

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $

We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Other

  • Cover letter

    Cover letter is optional. If you choose to include it, it should contain the length of your story and your publishing history.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Story word count can, and should, also be indicated in the upper right corner of the first page of the manuscript. We ask for the same information for poetry. Please fill out a separate form for each poem submitted for consideration. All stories and poems should be in standard manuscript format and submitted in .DOC, .DOCX, or .RTF format. For information about standard formatting, see William Shunn’s guide to Proper Manuscript Format.

  • Author's rights

    We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract.

  • Additional info

    Asimov’s pays 8-10 cents per word for short stories up to 7,500 words, and 8 cents for each word over 7,500. We seldom buy stories shorter than 1,000 words or longer than 20,000 words, and we don’t serialize novels. We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. Don't accept simultaneous submissions

Tracker statistics

1494

Total submissions tracked

9 days

Average response time

1.18%

Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

126 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 149 days, 160 days, 192 days, 204 days, 339 days, 455 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

1.15%

12-month average acceptance rate

8 days

12-month average response time

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    Always open

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About

In recent years, Asimov’s has placed more stories on the Final Hugo Ballot than all of its competitors combined, and more than twice as many as its closest competitor. Bestselling author Robert Silverberg calls Asimov’s “a truly distinguished magazine, worthy of being set beside such classics of the...

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Founded

1977

Country

US

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    Sheila Williams

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