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Fantasy & Science Fiction

Literary Magazine




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The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, founded in 1949, is the award-winning SF magazine which is the original publisher of SF classics like Stephen King's Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz.

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  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:


Find more details in the Genres section


  • 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 - 25000 words max

Max words: 25000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: $


Max words: 25000

Payment: $


Payment: $

Since we use so little art—just six covers a year, no interiors—we have no separate artist's guidelines.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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  • Author's rights

    We buy first North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights. All other rights are retained by the author.

  • Additional info

    F&SF encourages original submissions from the world, from diverse voices, classes, and perspectives, and we welcome works that are intergenerational and intersectional. Concentrated on speculative fiction: fantasy, science fiction, horror, unclassified works. Do not accept simultaneous submissions. We prefer not to see more than one submission from a writer at a time. Payment is 8-12 cents per word on acceptance.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

52 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

109 days

Slowest response time

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Each double-sized bimonthly issue offers: • compelling short fiction by writers such as Kelly Link, Mary Robinette Kowal, Michael Moorcock and many others; • the science fiction field's most respected and outspoken opinions on Books, Films and Science; • humor from our cartoonists and writers.






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