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The Audio Science Fiction Magazine is one of the top SF podcasts in the multiverse that delves into the world of SF. There are a number of shows that fall under the Sofa’s wing.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within sixty days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays£50 per piece

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 - 7000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max words: 7000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Science Fiction

Payment: £ 50 per piece

Most of the stories we accept are between 3500 and 5000 words.


Max pieces: 1

Payment: £ 50 per piece

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    In a word: science-fiction. From the soft, social science fiction to the weird pulpy stuff to the vigorous hard SF and YA adventure. We welcome all sub-genres and all variety of punks in all their colours. From high-octane action to quiet philosophical stories, we’re after it all.Science fiction is a rich and diverse genre, push it’s boundaries as far as you can go. We welcome translations and are very interested in stories that take place/written by authors outside the US/Anglo-sphere, as well as as alternative movements and styles. These include (but not limited to) “non-Western” science fiction, Chinese SF, Soviet speculative fiction, Afro-futurism, etc. We are not interested in fantasy or supernatural horror stories. Genre labels are loose, but if the coal in the story’s engine is magic or supernatural based, we don’t want it. StarShipSofa pays $50 USD flat rate per story. We only require nonexclusive, one time audio rights to play your story. Authors are paid for their stories on the 7th of the proceeding month. Paid story length runs from 3,000 words up to 7,000 words. Multiple submissions are not allowed. One submission is allowed until acceptance or rejection before you are eligible to submit another artwork.

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Total submissions tracked

270 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

269 days

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    Editor Tony C. Smith avatar

    Tony C. Smith


    Editor Jeremy Szal  avatar

    Jeremy Szal

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Gary Dowell  avatar

    Gary Dowell

    Associate Editor

    Editor R. M. Ambrose  avatar

    R. M. Ambrose

    Assistant Fiction Editor

    Editor Diane Severson Mori  avatar

    Diane Severson Mori

    Poetry Editor