The quest to be a science fiction author at times can feel a bit daunting. In my experience here in Australia, it can feel like perpetually digging in the hunt for a point of publication. It isn’t that Australians don’t read science fiction, it is just that there seems to be as much appetite for its publication, especially for short stories in the genre. After crawling through the Auslit lands, I found an oasis at the Aurealis Magazine in Melbourne. In the early days of trying my hand at writing, Aurealis has been my main point of attempted submission locally.
So does the quest stop at the white sandy beaches? No. It takes off in a virtual aeroplane or boat and explores the world where there are a lot more opportunities. Here is a list of points of submission I have tried around the world for short science fiction works:
|Submission Point||Word Limit||Rate|
|Analog||20,000||8-10c per word|
|Asimov’s Science Fiction||1,000 – 20,000||8-10c per word up to 7,500 words and 8c per word after that|
|Aurealis Magazine||2,000 – 8,000||$20-$60 per 1,000 word|
|Clarkes World||1,000 – 16,000||10c per word up to 5,000 words and 8c per word after that.|
|Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine||25,000||7-12c per word.|
|Intergalactic Medicine Show||17,500||6c|
I hope this table of submission points is useful. I will continue to add to it as time goes on.