Albedo One: Earn Up to €450 for Speculative Fiction
Apr10

Albedo One: Earn Up to €450 for Speculative Fiction

Albedo One Albedo One is Ireland’s foremost magazine of speculative fiction. The editors’ definition of what constitutes science fiction, fantasy or horror is very broad, so they are always seeking well-written speculative fiction that pushes at the boundaries or crosses between genres. It’s strongly advised that authors read previous issues to gain a level of familiarity of the style and content the editors prefer. PDF copies of previous issues are available at a low cost. Albedo One purchases First World English Rights for online, digital and print mediums. As soon as your story is published, all right revert back to the author. Payment is €6 Euros per 1,000 words (approx. $6.46 US per 1,000 words) up to a maximum of 8,000 words. For example:  if your story is 7500 words you’ll receive €450 Euros, which is around $485 US dollars (exchange rate current as of April 2015). Authors also receive a complimentary print copy of the magazine issue in which their story appears. The editors will not accept previously published stories, nor will they accept simultaneous submissions. The editors will accept submissions of stories that may have been submitted online to workshops or critique groups, but the story must be removed from the workshop if it’s accepted for publication. Response times vary between two and four months after submission date, so be patient before sending a query regarding your submission. You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.albedo1.com/submission-guidelines/ . Like this post? Share it with...

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Asimov’s Science Fiction: Earn Up to $600 for Sci-Fi Stories
Mar19

Asimov’s Science Fiction: Earn Up to $600 for Sci-Fi Stories

        Asimov’s Science Fiction: Earn Up to $600 for Sci Fi Stories Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine is now accepting submissions of short sci fi stories with a strong character-driven plot. Submissions should be between 1,000 and 20,000 words. All stories should be previously unpublished. Asimov’s do not accept reprints and they do not publish serialized novels. The pay rate is between 8 and 10 cents per word for science fiction stories up to 7,500 words. For stories longer than 7,500 words, the pay rate may be changed to between 8 and 8.5 cents per word. Asimov’s Science Fiction also accepts poetry up to a maximum of 40 lines. Payment is $1 per line of poetry. The editors want to see character-driven stories, in which the characters drive the plot and provide reader interest, rather than the science. The types of stories that dominate the magazine are predominantly SF. Their website says: “We also publish borderline fantasy, slipstream, and surreal fiction. No sword & Sorcery, please. Neither are we interested in explicit sex or violence. A good overview would be to consider that all fiction is written to examine or illuminate some aspect of human existence, but that in science fiction the backdrop you work against is the size of the Universe.” Asimov’s Science Fiction has very clear submission guidelines for short sci fi stories, so it’s advised that you read them prior to submitting your manuscript. You can find the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.asimovs.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/  . Like this post? Share it with...

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