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Stimulating speculative science fiction.

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  • Response time:  / 
    211 days*
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Pays$0.08 per word

Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

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

  • Accepts previously published

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    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

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

Fiction - 10000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Erotica, Speculative

Payment: $ 0.08 per word

speculative fiction

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  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

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  • Additional info

    For us, speculative fiction involves speculating in some form or another (directly, indirectly, metaphorically, etc) about the human condition in the immediate or distant future. This can be done in many genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction, including, but certainly not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, and *punk. We are not interested in stories about: zombies; violence for the sake of violence; sexual assault; rapists; sexy vampires; sexy werewolves; sexy vampire-werewolf shapeshifters; sexy zombies; Democrat/Republican turf wars; petty matricide; painting real-life past atrocities in a positive light; sentient body parts that fall in love with other sentient body parts; whatever fits in between these. We pay $0.08/word for the first 2,000 words, and $0.02/word after that.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

211 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

32 days

Fastest response time

35 days

Slowest response time

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12-month average acceptance rate

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    Sami Lawson


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