Some Points of Submission for Science Fiction – A List for Writers

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
Interzone 10,000  
Strange Horizons 10,000 8c

I hope this table of submission points is useful. I will continue to add to it as time goes on.


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