Welcome to SFWP's Submittable page... From here you can submit to the SFWP Quarterly

Publishing submissions are closed until further notice.

Ends on 9/30/2016
Recently, we successfully launched the first in an exciting new fantasy trilogy. It's long been my dream to publish fantasy and I've also dreamed of publishing sci-fi. So let's see what you all have!  The submission window is only open till September 30th. Publication will be in fall 2018, at the earliest. Maybe 2019. Guidelines (and details on what I like to read) are below:

Guidelines:

  • Send only one file
  • Start the file with a cover letter explaining your story and what you, as an author, bring to the table in terms of contacts, social media presence, etc.
  • After that, include the first 20 pages of the first chapter of your manuscript. If there's a prelude or something like that, it won't count towards those 20 pages.
  • Your manuscript should be finished! At least a first draft. If I ask for the whole manuscript, I want to see a completed manuscript. No pitches.
  • I'll respond within 30 days. If I reject your work, I won't be able to provide any feedback or suggestions.
  • Standalone books are fine. A series is fine, as well. It's okay if only the first book in the series exists.
  • I don't care about formatting.  Just don't be messy.

Where I'm currently at in my sci-fi tastes:

  • I'm a big Iain Banks fan, but he didn't always hit the mark for me. I enjoyed his earlier Culture novels from the 90s the most. I miss him.
  • Ann Leckie's Ancillary series blew me away
  • I'm tired of the apocalypse at the moment
  • The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet did some amazing character building but failed to tell a story, which I feel was a mistake
  • I love The Expanse series but would be wary about publishing a series that's too obviously similar to it
  • I think the BSG reboot started out awesome and then fell apart
  • I still rewatch the old BSG episodes. I most enjoy the sense of mystery and the occasional solo stories, as well as the journeyman-style storytelling.
  • I love the first season of Space: 1999. I liked the idea that our heroes weren't really in control of their fate.
  • I'm a classic Doctor Who fan. I think the Doctor should be a mysterious fugitive with a heart of gold and not an angry "lonely god" as he became after his 7th Regeneration (and especially in NuWho).
  • Ranked best to worst: TOS, DS9, TNG, VOY, ENT (A sci-fi Myers-Briggs!)

This is the form for all fiction submissions to The SFWP Quarterly

When you submit your work for consideration, you should:

  • Let us know if the piece has been published elsewhere, including online (previously published work is OK — just let us know, please).
  • Include a short author biography (50-75 words), including publishing credits.

Ideally, your entry will be around 2500 - 3000 words in length. We like to keep it short for the internet audience. However, we will go to 5000 words, and we have published longer work in the past. If your entry exceeds 5000 words, then please contact us first with more details and a synopsis.

Multiple entries are accepted. All genres are considered. Rolling deadlines.


This is the form for all nonfiction submissions to The SFWP Quarterly

Ideally, your entry will be around 2500 - 3000 words in length. We like to keep it short for the internet audience. However, we will go to 5000 words, and we have published longer work in the past. If your entry exceeds 5000 words, then please contact us first with more details and a synopsis.

Multiple entries are accepted. All genres are considered. Rolling deadlines.

When you submit your work for consideration, you should:

  • Let us know if the piece has been published elsewhere, including online (previously published work is OK — just let us know, please).
  • Include a short author biography (50-75 words), including publishing credits.

This is the form for all book review submissions to The SFWP Quarterly

Multiple entries are accepted. We're looking for a word count of 600 - 100 words. Rolling deadlines.

When you submit your work for consideration, you should:

  • Let us know if the piece has been published elsewhere, including online (previously published work is OK — just let us know, please).
  • Include a short author biography (50-75 words), including publishing credits.
  • If the book review is unsolicited, then please include details on the book - publisher, synopsis, and any relevant links to the author's blog or the publisher, if applicable.