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The Martian Wave

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction



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The Martian Wave presents original science fiction stories about the exploration and settlement of other worlds. It also presents one or two original fantasy stories along that same theme. Although it does consider darker sf/f, it does not present horror.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    up to two months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

Pays$5-$25 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 - 8000 words max

Max words: 4000

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Science Fiction

Payment: $ 25 per piece

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 20 per piece

Articles related to the exploration and settlement of other worlds. Articles include essays and reviews, as well as writing tips.


Max lines: 100

Payment: $ 5 per piece

From about 10 to 100 lines.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    All submissions must include contact information. This means: ​ Name [yours, not necessarily your byline name] Address [street, city, country, and zip code or equivalent] e-mail address Paypal address ​ If your address changes before the publication date, please let us know.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    rtf or .doc attachments [NO .docx, please]

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    The Martian Wave wants original stories with plot, tension, suspense, conflict, and character development. Please submit one story at a time, and wait for the response before submitting another.

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Total submissions tracked

316 days

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*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 316 days

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