We are accepting previews of upcoming or existing full-length books in the science fantasy genre for our monthly digital magazine.
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).
All content must fall into one of the science fantasy sub-genres below. This includes previews.
Visit our website for detailed information about the following subgenres:
· Alternate History
· Myths & Legends
· Portal Fiction
· Space Opera
· Urban Fantasy
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).
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:
Each entry will be judged according to the following levels. Level 1 takes precedent over Level 2 and Level 3, but is not the only factor.
1. Enlightened SciFan: Magical or paranormal properties are fused with technology in order to manipulate and magnify the magic.
2. Standard SciFan: Magic is fused with technology, but not necessarily in a coherent sense.
3. Soft SciFan: Magic and Technology are merely present in the same realm.
In addition to the level of fusion of magic and technology, 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 are accepted however please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere
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.