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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

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  • Nominates for prizes

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

Nonfiction (FEATURE ARTICLES)

Max words: 2000

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres:

FEATURE ARTICLES - deep-dive explorations of new developments in science and technology, articles that use empirical research to make sense of societal change, and narratives propelled by character and conflict.

Nonfiction (NEWS ARTICLES)

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us,

NEWS ARTICLES - Pitches should be about two to four paragraphs in length.

Nonfiction (OPINION AND ANALYSIS ARTICLES)

Max words: 800

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: ,

OPINION AND ANALYSIS ARTICLES - approximately 800-1,000 words long. The range of potential topics is almost unlimited.

Poetry

Poems can cover any aspect of science or math but must be new work or at least previously unpublished.

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