ATTENTION: We are now closed for fiction submissions. Please check back here to find out when we will reopen.
We are looking for creative blends of science fiction, fantasy, and/or horror, but are really open to looking at anything, so long as it is speculative. Stories should be in standard manuscript format and a maximum of 10K words. Gratuitous sex and gore will not win you any brownie points, so only include if they are integral to the plot. Don’t send children’s stories; we’re not for the young’ins. No simultaneous or multiple submissions and no reprints without querying first.
All submissions are to be sent electronically as a Word or .rtf attachment. If there is some reason that you cannot send us a story electronically, please query at the same address and explain the situation, so a snail mail address can be provided. NOTE: Do NOT snail mail to the Somerset address — that’s for invoicing and other business correspondence ONLY. Submissions to that address will be returned unopened or discarded.
Payment of a penny-per-word is made upon publication.
Poetry is now closed to new submissions. Please send your submissions either embedded in your email, or as an attached Word or .rtf document. Please note that poems should be no longer than a single, standard 81/2 by 11 inch page, and must be of a speculative nature — either science fiction, fantasy, horror, or any combination thereof will do. No simultaneous submissions or reprints; multiple submissions okay within reason (don’t send an envelope stuffed with ten poems). Payment made upon publication and is a flat $5.00 per poem.
Queries regarding cover art, interior illustrations, and comic-formatted stories are being considered year-round. All artwork in S&T is assigned by our art editor. To be considered for an assignment, you may e-mail samples (or a website link) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternately, send samples of your work to Editor-in-chief Hildy Silverman (non-returnable photocopies). Payment is $10 for interior illustrations, $25 for cover upon publication.
We do not require you to look at our magazine before submitting material, but we very strongly suggest that you do, to avoid wasting your time — and ours.