We are accepting short stories in the science fiction, fantasy and science fantasy genres for our monthly digital and print magazine.

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Below are some general requirements. See the categories at the bottom of this page for full submission guidelines relating to each category.

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Genre Requirements

 All content must fall into one of the science fiction and fantasy sub-genres. You can view categories on a popular site such as Amazon to see which sub-genres this includes. T

Content Requirements:

 1.       Short Stories

a.       Must be between 1,000 and 10,000 words.

b.       Must be a complete short story with beginning, middle and end.

2.       Previews

a.       Must be 10% or less of the finished product or less than 15,000 words, whichever is less.

b.       Complete title must be available for pre-order or sale at the time of submission or submitter must specify when it will be available for pre-order (must be prior to publication of the issue).

3.       Related Content

a.       Must be greater than 300 words but less than 2,500 words.

b.       Must be related to science fantasy.

c.       Can fall into any of the following sub-categories:

                                                               i.      Book reviews

                                                             ii.      Movie reviews

                                                           iii.      Television series reviews (not individual episodes – season review or greater)

                                                           iv.      Video game reviews

                                                             v.      Author interviews



We are accepting previews of upcoming or existing full-length books in the science fiction, fantasy and science fantasy genres for our monthly digital and print magazine.

To see back-issues of SciFan Magazine, click this link to view the issues on Amazon.com.

Note that we do not pay for previews or excerpts of upcoming or existing books. The advantage to you, the author, comes in the form of more eyes on your excerpt, which could convert into sales of your full work. We make no guarantees regarding how many readers will purchase your full product after reading your excerpt/preview (we can't force people to do something).

Genre Requirements

 All content must fall into a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy or science fantasy (a mash-up of the two). Look at the sub-genres under science fiction or fantasy on Amazon for a general idea of what is or is not science fiction or fantasy. 

  

Length Requirements:

 a.       Must be 10% or less of the finished product or less than 10,000 words, whichever is less.

b.       The complete title must be available for pre-order or sale at the time of submission or submitter must specify when it will be available for pre-order (must be prior to publication of the issue).


Submission Review Process

 SciFan Magazine will review all submissions received. Please allow a 3-6 week reading period before inquiring.

SciFan Magazine reserves the right to reject any and all content received and makes no guarantees whatsoever regarding automatic acceptance of content. However, below are general guidelines the editors at SciFan Magazine use:


What We Are Looking For:

The editors of SciFan Magazine look for the following things:

·         Should jump right into the middle of a scene to grab reader attention

·         Should be fast-paced to keep reader attention.

·         No opening backstory. These are meant to be short stories.

·         Must be engaging. It needs to be able to engage readers.


Formatting & Editing: 

Submissions should be in Microsoft Word or a Microsoft Word-compatible document type. The content should be double spaced in 12 point or larger font of a sarif (like Times New Roman) font type.

Submissions should be self-edited and generally error-free. The prose should be tight and the plot intriguing. SciFan Magazine reserves the right to perform edits of grammar and spelling upon acceptance but will not materially change the content of submissions.

 

Simultaneous Submissions

 Simultaneous submissions are accepted however please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere

 

Publishing Rights

 By submitting to SciFan Magzine, submitters grant permission for their preview to be, if accepted, included in an upcoming issue of SciFan Magazine up to one year after date of acceptance. SciFan Magazine also retains the right to include the submitters preview in future anthologies or collections of SciFan issues into a larger compilation.

Submitters retain all legal rights to their content. SciFan Magazine does not take ownership of publishing rights by accepting submissions.

We are accepting short stories in the science fiction, fantasy and science fantasy genres for our monthly digital and print magazine. 


Payment

SciFan Magazine is pleased to offer payment for accepted short stories. The payment schedule is as follows: $4.00 per 1,000 words, up to a maximum of $40.00 per short story (10,000 or more words). Payment is made through PayPal at the time a submission is accepted. Note this payout amount will increase as the magazine grows in popularity.


Genre Requirements

 All content must fall into a sub-genre of Science Fiction or Fantasy

  Note we do not accept content that is erotica, extremely gory/violent or offensive to people of certain races, ethnicities, cultures, etc.

Length Requirement:

 a.       Must be between 1,000 and 10,000 words.

b.       Must be a complete short story with beginning, middle and end.


Submission Review Process

 SciFan Magazine will review all submissions received. Please allow a 3-6 week reading period before inquiring.

SciFan Magazine reserves the right to reject any and all content received and makes no guarantees whatsoever regarding automatic acceptance of content. However, below are general guidelines the editors at SciFan Magazine use:

For Short Stories:

The editors of SciFan Magazine look for the following things:

·         Should jump right into the middle of a scene to grab reader attention

·         Should be fast-paced to keep reader attention.

·         No opening backstory. These are meant to be short stories.

·         Must be engaging. It needs to be able to engage readers.


Formatting & Editing

 Submissions should be in Microsoft Word or a Microsoft Word-compatible document type. The content should be double spaced in 12 point or larger font of a sarif (like Times New Roman) font type.

Submissions should be self-edited and generally error-free. The prose should be tight and the plot intriguing. SciFan Magazine reserves the right to perform edits of grammar and spelling upon acceptance but will not materially change the content of submissions.

 

Simultaneous Submissions

 Simultaneous submissions are accepted however please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere

 

Exclusivity

 SSubmitters of short stories certify their content is exclusive (never before published online or no longer available online). Once accepted, SciFan Magazine will publish the short story in an issue of SciFan Magazine within one year of the date of acceptance (see Publishing Rights below). Once the short story is published in SciFan Magazine, SciFan Magazine obtains six months exclusivity from date of publication on Amazon.com and on our website.

 

Publishing Rights

 By submitting to SciFan Magazine, submitters grant permission for their short story to be, if accepted, included in an upcoming issue of SciFan Magazine up to one year after date of acceptance. SciFan Magazine also retains the right to include the submitters short story in future anthologies or collections of SciFan issues into a larger compilation.

Submitters retain all legal rights to their content. SciFan Magazine does not take ownership of publishing rights by accepting submissions.

For published pieces we take First Print and eBook exclusivity for 6 months, after which you are free to publish elsewhere on your own or to submit elsewhere as a reprint. Bear in mind that most publications will not publish pieces that have been published in print, eBook, or on the web, so for all intents and purposes after your work is published by us it can only be marketed as a reprint, or self-published by you. It is up to you, the author, to decide if publishing your work in print and/or eBook formats and/or on the web, giving up your First Publishing Right for no and/or a token payment, is really what you want to do.


We are accepting content related to the science fiction, fantasy and science fantasy genres for our monthly digital and print magazine.

 Can fall into any of the following sub-categories:

                                                               i.      Book reviews (either print or audiobook)

                                                             ii.      Movie reviews

                                                           iii.      Television series reviews (not individual episodes – season review or greater)

                                                           iv.      Video game reviews

                                                             v.      Author interviews

 

Genre Requirements

 All content in this category must relate to a subject matter in a science fiction or fantasy sub-genre. 


 Length Requirements:

a.       Must be greater than 300 words but less than 2,500 words.


Submitter Bio

Submitter must submit a biography in third person that will be placed at the end of their submission if it is accepted for publication. It should include a brief introduction to the submitter and one or two links to where the submitter can be found on the Internet.

Please keep biographies under 300 words.


Submission Review Process

 SciFan Magazine will review all submissions received. Please allow a 3-6 week reading period before inquiring.

SciFan Magazine reserves the right to reject any and all content received and makes no guarantees whatsoever regarding automatic acceptance of content. However, below are general guidelines the editors at SciFan Magazine use:

For Related Content:

·         Reviews should be engaging and informative but without blatant spoilers.

·         Author interviews should be conducted in a professional manner.


Formatting & Editing

 Submissions should be in Microsoft Word or a Microsoft Word-compatible document type. The content should be double spaced in 12 point or larger font of a sarif (like Times New Roman) font type.

Submissions should be self-edited and generally error-free. The content should be both entertaining and informative. SciFan Magazine reserves the right to perform edits of grammar and spelling upon acceptance but will not materially change the content of submissions.

 

Simultaneous Submissions

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. It is also welcome if the content is featured on your blog or other websites.

  

Publishing Rights

 By submitting to SciFan Magzine, submitters grant permission for their content to be, if accepted, included in an upcoming issue of SciFan Magazine up to one year after the date of acceptance. SciFan Magazine also retains the right to include the submitter's content in future anthologies or collections of SciFan issues into a larger compilation.

Submitters retain all legal rights to their content. SciFan Magazine does not take ownership of publishing rights by accepting submissions.