4 contributors on Chill Subs! 🙃
"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."
Open:
Yes, till December 16, 2022
Theme:
Aurora
Vibe: Send us your best but less intimidating
Response time:
1-7 days
Payment:
No
Simultaneous submissions:
Yes
Previously published:
Yes
Submission fee:
Free
Expedited submissions:
No
Available in print:
Yes
Examples online:
Yes
Average acceptance rate:
40%
Country:
United States
Year founded:
2022
Has Masthead info:
Yes

Important stuff

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.
Submissions for Soft Star Issue Two are open until December 16th, 2022! The theme for this issue is “Aurora.” The issue will embody the tenuous beauty of the aurora, the oppressive expansiveness of bitter cold winter nights under piercing stars, the liminal space between Earth and the beyond, and the moments (both real and fictional) when the mundane is encroached by something larger than ourselves. This is a winter issue, and literal aurora and winter/snow imagery are encouraged (though not required). Also encouraged are themes of remoteness, veils, peace, and new dawns, as well as cultural details and influences from polar cultures (such as Alaskan, Inuit, Scandinavian, Sámi, Russian/Siberian, and others). Relevant climate fiction will also be considered if it aligns with Soft Star’s optimistic ethos. More info on our Substack!
To read Issue One or purchase a physical copy, visit softstarmagazine.substack.com/issues

Genres

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Fiction

Max words: 5000We 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!
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Nonfiction

Max words: 5000Looking for creative nonfiction that is similar in tone to what we are looking for in our fiction submissions. Word count max is flexible!
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Poetry

No specific limitations
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Review

Max words: 5000Looking for reviews of books, lit mags, films, etc. that align with the Soft Star ethos.
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Interview

Max words: 5000Looking for interviews with writers, artists, etc. whose work aligns with the Soft Star ethos.
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Art

Looking for 2D art submitted in a digital format
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Photography

Looking for 2D art submitted in a digital format

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Read Issue One and/or purchase a physical copy at softstarmagazine.substack.com/issues ✨🌙💫
Issue One's print edition (PDF and physical copies) is coming on Saturday!

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later!
If you're an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Miranda Adkins

Editor-in-Chief
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