ATTENTION: We are now open for poetry submissions.
We remain closed for fiction submissions until further notice.
We are looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, magical realism — basically anything with a speculative element, and we really like creative hybrids of these. Stories should be in standard electronic manuscript format. Please note that while we accept up to a maximum of 10K words, we much prefer stories between 5,00-7,500. Gratuitous sex and gore will not win you any brownie points, so only include if they are integral to the plot. Don’t send children’s stories; we’re not for the young’ins. No simultaneous or multiple submissions and no reprints without querying first.
All submissions are to be sent electronically as a Word or .rtf attachment. If there is some reason that you cannot send us a story electronically, please query at the same address and explain the situation, so a snail mail address can be provided. NOTE: Do NOT snail mail to the Somerset address — that’s for invoicing and other business correspondence ONLY. Submissions to that address will be returned unopened or discarded.
Payment of a penny-per-word is made upon publication. We buy first print and electronic rights. After a work is published, rights immediately revert to the author.
We will do our best to respond to all submissions within 3-4 weeks. If you don’t hear from us after 4 weeks, please feel free to send a query.
Poetry is now open to new submissions. We will be open to new poetry submission until January, 31, 2017. Please send your submissions either embedded in your email, or as an attached Word or .rtf document. Please note that poems should be no longer than a single, standard 8.5 by 11 inch page, and must be of a speculative nature — either science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any combination thereof will do. No simultaneous submissions or reprints; multiple submissions okay within reason (don’t send more than three poems at a time). Payment made upon publication and is a flat $5.00 per poem. Submissions accepted ELECTRONICALLY ONLY VIA THIS LINK: email@example.com.
Queries regarding cover art, interior illustrations, and comic-formatted stories are being considered year-round. All artwork in S&T is assigned by our art editor. To be considered for an assignment, you may e-mail samples (or a website link) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, send samples of your work to Editor-in-chief Hildy Silverman (non-returnable photocopies). Payment is $10 for interior illustrations, $25 for cover upon publication.
We do not require you to look at our magazine before submitting material, but we very strongly suggest that you do, to avoid wasting your time — and ours.