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Soft Star Magazine

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Soft Star Magazine latest issue

An online publication featuring stories of science fiction, futurism, and speculative fiction with a healthy dose of optimism. No dystopias here; Soft Star stands for curiosity, openness, and the inherent magic of the unknown.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-7 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    30% *
    Editor reported data

Pays$0-$20

Find more details in the Genres section

Fee$2

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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    Yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental, Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Submission fee: $ 2

We are especially looking for work that falls within the genres of soft science fiction, speculative fiction, slipstream, and futurism. Give us your future-facing, pondering, hopeful, otherworldly words. Word count max is flexible!

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, , , , , , , ,

Payment: $null-20

Looking for creative nonfiction that is similar in tone to what we are looking for in our fiction submissions. Word count max is flexible!

Poetry

Submission fee: $ 2

No specific limitations

Hybrid

Max words: 5000

Submission fee: $ 2

Review

Max words: 5000

Payment: $null-20

Looking for reviews of books, lit mags, films, etc. that align with the Soft Star ethos.

Art

Looking for 2D art submitted in a digital format

Photography

Looking for 2D art submitted in a digital format

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    Please submit a third-person professional bio, ideally under 100 words. No cover letter required.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    For writing submissions, we accept PDFs and Word/Google Docs (editable files preferred).

  • Author's rights

    Creator retains all rights to their work!

  • Additional info

    Soft Star Magazine is free to read on Substack! Our first print issue was released November of 2022; all magazine contributors are invited to be featured in the print issue. To read past issues or purchase a physical copy, visit softstarmagazine.substack.com/issues If your circumstances prevent you from being able to pay the $2 submission fee for written work and you feel strongly that your work would be a good addition to the upcoming issue, email me at softstarmag@gmail.com to let us know, and we can provide a fee waiver.

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About

Soft Star Magazine features stories of science fiction, futurism, and speculative fiction with a healthy dose of optimism. No dystopias here; Soft Star stands for curiosity, openness, and the inherent magic of the unknown.

Founded

2022

Country

US

softstarmagazine.substack.com

Masthead

    Editor Miranda Adkins avatar

    Miranda Adkins

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Korinne West avatar

    Korinne West

    Guest Editor

    Editor Mellisa Pascale avatar

    Mellisa Pascale

    First Reader

    Editor Elly Campbell avatar

    Elly Campbell

    First Reader