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a Hugo, World Fantasy, and British Fantasy Award-winning science fiction and fantasy monthly magazine that publishes short stories, interviews, articles and audio fiction. Issues are published monthly and available on our website, for purchase in ebook format

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 weeks*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    4 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    1.89%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Payssee Genres section for details

Find more details in the Genres section

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

    From the editors

    Only for accepted cover art: two copies of the print edition.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 22000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 22000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Payment: $ 0.12 per word

Science fiction and fantasy. No horror, but dark SF/F is permitted.

Nonfiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 2500

Payment: $ 0.1 per word

Discussions of the genre publishing business, essays on the writing process and the reading experience, scientific material that might be of use in SF stories, and so on.

Translation

Max words: 1000

Max words: 22000

Payment: $ 0.1 per word

even if the work has been previously published in another language

Art

Payment: $ 400 per piece

digital or traditional 2D paintings and illustrations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    See http://neil-clarke.com/short-story-cover-letters/.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    All stories should be in standard manuscript format (modern preferred, classic accepted) and can be submitted in either .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX format.

  • Author's rights

    We claim first world electronic rights (text and audio), first print rights, and non-exclusive anthology rights for our annual Clarkesworld anthology. If you are unfamiliar with the term “First Rights,” an explanation can be found here. All rights are restricted to English language unless specifically stated otherwise.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

2209

Total submissions tracked

4 days

Average response time

1.89%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

83 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 963 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

1.91%

12-month average acceptance rate

4 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

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    Open

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About

Founded

2006

Country

US

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    Neil Clarke

    Editor-in-Chief

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    Sean Wallace

    Editor

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    Kate Baker

    Podcast Director, Editor