We are accepting short stories in the science fiction, fantasy and science fantasy genres for our monthly digital and print magazine.
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.
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.
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 are accepted however please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere
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.
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.