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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Warp 10 Submission Guidelines

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We enjoy work that bridges the gap between literary and genre fiction, high and popular cultures—anything that challenges the notion that good art can be categorized.

Some examples include:
  • Essays about social justice and Star Trek or a similar sci-fi franchise.
  • Stories about Trekkies and Trekkers.
  • Poems about your favorite Deep Space Nine episode, character, or actor.
  • Literal Klingon or Romulan love songs. 
  • Artwork or photography inspired by Trek or anything else that’s nerdy. 
  • Something that just obliquely involves sci-fi. 
If it involves Trek or anything you’d encounter at a sci-fi or anime convention, we’ll consider it. If we like it enough, we’ll publish it. 

What We’re Not Looking For

We’re still a literary publication, so please refrain from submitting fanfiction. We’ll still read it and probably enjoy it, but we won’t publish it.

We also aren’t interested in work that promotes or glorifies meaningless or excessive physical or sexual violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc. 

Guidelines

Prose

Essays can be up to 2500 words while fiction should be no more than 1000. We prefer 12-pt., double-spaced, Times New Roman font, though any readable font will do. Save your work to a single .doc(x) file (or a similar format).
Poetry

Send 1-3 poems in a single .doc(x) (or similar format) file of no more than 5 pages. 12-pt., single-spaced, Times New Roman font is preferred.

Art

Send all artwork as a .png or similar document.

Send all submissions to warp10lit@gmail.com with the genre (“essay”, “fiction,” “poetry”, or “art”) in the subject line. You can expect to hear back from us in a few weeks, although this is subject to change.

We don’t accept chapbooks or other manuscript-length submissions at the moment, but this may change in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted.
Simultaneous Submissions

We’re fine with simultaneous submissions, although we doubt you’re sending many Star Trek poems out into the ether. Although we’d love to be your first choice for Trek lit, we know that sometimes other journals will beat us to the chase. In that case, let us know that your work has been accepted elsewhere and we’ll withdraw it from consideration.
Payment, Rights, etc.

Since we’re a small outfit we can’t pay at this time. But on the bright side we don’t charge a reading fee and never will (unlike those pretentious jerks at Ferenginar Quarterly).

Warp 10 reserves first North American serial rights of your work, but all rights revert to the creator after publication.

If you decide to include a work that has previously appeared in Warp 10 in an anthology, chapbook, etc., we’d really love a shoutout!

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