Submission guidelines

Submissions are closed.

The theme

The theme for the second issue hasn't been announced yet.

What we’re looking for

We welcome a range of science fiction and speculative short stories, from micro fictions to 3000 word pieces. This is not a hard limit, but we won't consider pieces which are much longer.

There are many definitions of science fiction but please note, we're not looking for paranormal, supernatural or fantasy stories.

We accept multiple submissions of micro and flash fictions totalling less than 3000 words. For longer texts, please only send the one that’s most relevant to the theme.

We understand that authors sometimes send the same story to multiple outlets simultaneously but insist that you send withdrawal requests to the concerned parties if your piece is accepted.

We’re generally not open to reprints and will not accept anything that is still available online or in print, regardless of time of publication. If you feel your piece is particularly relevant and is not available anymore, please get in touch.

For the non-fiction part of the magazine, we tend to only work through commissions but we'll consider submissions (or pitches) if you have written or can write something that fits the theme.

Process

You will need to create an account and use our submission form (currently offline) to send your story together with a short description of how it fits the theme. We use this blurb in our internal systems but rest assured a submission is never evaluated based on it.

We read the stories in the order they come in. We try to read as much as possible of each submissions and give relevant feedback but we unfortunately can’t always reply to everyone. You can track your submission status on your account. If you haven’t heard from us after 3 months, you can email to enquire about the status of your submission.

Payment

Although we are a small and independent outfit, we strive to pay every contributor fairly. We commit to a standard pro market rate of 4 to 5p (~6¢) per word. The final fee will be decided together with the author.

Payments will be made a maximum of one month after acceptance of the final edit, by bank transfer or Paypal. We will also send you a copy of the issue in which your piece appears.

Licence

If we accept your story for the magazine, we will ask for an exclusive worldwide licence in print and digital for a minimum of one year after publication. Exceptions can be granted on request for acceptance into "best of the year" type anthologies.

Questions

If you have any questions, you can get in touch at editors@readvisions.com