The Galaxy 42 F&SF Magazine is an online webzine, mostly covering the scifi and fantasy genres (literature and art), but sometimes also including horror and mystery & crime. Beside literature, we also publish science articles, F&SF news, books and films reviews, essays and audio, video and photo products.
We accept submissions for the following:
- Fiction: short stories, translations, novel fragments, serials, poetry, flash-fiction, fan-fiction;
- Visual art: comics, illustrations, graphics, films;
- Reviews for books, films, games;
- Articles: editorials, opinions, interviews, science, news.
No matter what the submission is for, please also include a short biography and a profile picture. You can also send links for your personal website, Facebook page, Youtube, Twitter and other social networks.
How to format your texts
Please check your spelling and punctuation before sending your texts. Office and most of its free alternatives include autocorrect and dictionary options, so please use them first.
Do not use overlong phrases unless really necessary. Do not use excess adverbs and adjectives; check the verbal tenses and the logical flow of the plot.
The font must be Times New Roman – 12px. Use quotation marks for dialogue. Separate the paragraphs by a simple Enter. Do not use Tab or countless Space(s) for that. When inserting images in a text, also send the image attached independently, next to the text itself. If you want to include a video or audio file, please send the url, not the embed.
Use the txt, doc, docx, rtf or odt formats for your submissions. We do not accept pdf or scans. You can use this standard manuscript format as a model.
Send your submissions at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your mail: your name, email address, a short biography, story title, word count, genre and where it was published before (if it is a reprint).
The usual response time is 30 days. If the text needs correcting or changes, we will let you know. We also accept reprints, if the initial publication was in one of the known genre magazines (please mention when and where) and you (the author) own the full rights. The copyright belongs to the authors.
|Word Limit:||20.000 words|
|Pay Rate:||We are a free-to-read non-professional webzine. We do not pay.|
|Genres:||Science fiction and fantasy. No horror, unless requested by us or for special issues that will be announced.|
|Language:||English or Romanian|
We welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.