New for this submissions window: we will not be sending personal rejections notices this reading period. Accepted manuscripts will be notified by email, posted at SpaceandTimeMagazine.com and our social media. Please do not query as to the status of your manuscript.
Why the change? Last submissions period we received around 500 submissions. Many submitters also sent emails asking about the status of their submission. In a perfect world, I would have unlimited time to read and answer emails and chat about writing forever. In the real world, no. I have a choice to answer 300 emails about submissions or actually read submissions. I choose to read submissions.
Due to the high volume of submissions we expect this period, we are also looking to expand our reader team. It involves reading submissions and passing what you like on to our fiction editor.
If you are interested in reading submissions for Space and Time magazine, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put S&T READER in the subject line so it doesn’t get mixed in with the 300 emails just mentioned.
So now that the changes have been covered… here’s what you really want to know:
The benefits to publishing in Space and Time: Space and Time magazine is produced as an audio issue as well as digital and print. Every fiction author and poet that appears in this issue will receive an audio clip of their work read by R. A. Smith along with a PDF and a print copy as a contributor. Every fiction author and poet that appears in this issue will also be invited to a complimentary digital subscription of the magazine.
In addition, we will consider your works for nomination to the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, PEN/O’Henry Prize, Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Non-required Reading, The Best Small Fictions, Poetry Daily, Bram Stoker Award® and Verse Daily. We will nominate to each publication every year.
We seek: science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, magical realism—we look for work with a speculative element and creative hybrids. Gratuitous sex and gore do not impress us, so only include if they are integral to the plot. No children’s stories. No simultaneous or multiple submissions and no reprints without querying first.
You send: Stories with a maximum word count of 10k (we prefer stories between 5,000—7,500) submitted in standard electronic manuscript format. All fiction submissions are to be sent electronically as a Word or .rtf attachment.
We pay: Payment of a penny-per-word is made upon acceptance. We buy first print and electronic rights. After a work is published, rights immediately revert to the author. Accepted submissions will be posted on our Facebook page and here by November 15.