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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Utopia Science Fiction Submission Guidelines

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We welcome solicited and unsolicited submissions for Fiction, Poetry, and Non-Fiction. Details below.

​**We are especially in need of Science and non-fiction Articles for our Science Corner. Articles can be on any subject in any style, but must be accessible to a non-academic audience**​

Fiction Guidelines

We're looking for enthralling stories set in a future we want to believe in, one we would fight to make a reality.

We're looking for
  • Captivating world-building
  • Character-rich, diverse settings
  • Well-written engaging plots that steer away from common tropes
  • Tension, conflict that leaps out of the page and grabs us
  • A good ending.
  • Hard science fiction, stories based in explained, well researched science
We're open to

Inventive narrative structures, unusual, but readable writing styles
Non hard science fiction as long as it includes incredible world-building or captivating characters.
Longer stories for serialization

LENGTH

100-6,000 words is preferred. We can consider something longer, if the writing is good, but please, no submitting the next Odyssey, we don't publish novels!


PAY:

We currently pay $15 for a story upon publication.

Submissions must be in PDF or Docx form and in proper Manuscript Format. If you're curious about what that means. Please see example here. Please allow 7 weeks for a response. If you have not received a response feel free to contact us with the word "Query" in the subject line.

Poetry Guidelines

We will publish science-fiction based poetry. There's no style or content we're looking for in particular.


Please submit up to five short poems or one long poem.


LENGTH:

A short poem is one page or less in size 12 Garamond font with 1.5 spacing.

A long poem is anything longer. No limits to length of a long poem.


PAY:

$2 for each accepted short poem
$10 for each accepted long poem upon publication



Non-Fiction Guidelines

We're Looking for
  • Articles on new discoveries
  • Articles on new or developing technologies
  • Science fact sheets or trivia articles
  • Teach us how to calculate Schwarzschild Radius, tell us about Hubble's Constant or quantum chemistry
  • Teach us about strange creatures from Thor's Hero Shrew to Deinococcus radiodurans

LENGTH:

6,000 words or less

PAY

$16 for a non-fiction piece upon publication.

Any more questions you can contact us via our Contact Page.

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