Submissions

SUBMITTING YOUR BOOK FOR A REVIEW

Books, in paper form (ARCs or final printed copies) may be submitted to Richard Chwedyk at:

7538 N. Bell Ave., #3A,
Chicago, Illinois 60645-1962

FICTION SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

All fiction submitted through our email address prior to 2022 will be responded to by January 31, 2022. Up until that date, if you have not heard back on your pre-2022 submission, please email submissions at galaxysedge dot com with “Email Submission Follow-up” in the subject line. From February 1st, 2022, onwards, we will ONLY be responding to submissions entered through our Moksha portal (detailed below). 

Please note: We will periodically close the submissions portal on Moksha when we have received a high volume of submissions, so if the submission form is not available today, please return on the 1st of next month to see if the portal is open again.

Welcome to Galaxy’s Edge magazine! We’re a science fiction and fantasy magazine entering its 10th year of publication, and we can’t wait to deliver more issues of incredible fiction to our readers. If you are one of our longtime authors, or a new writer, you can submit new, previously-unpublished fiction through our Moksha portal, at https://arcmanorpublishers.moksha.io/publication/galaxys-edge-magazine.

Please only use the Moksha portal to submit your fiction. Fiction received at the magazine’s official email address, or the editor’s email address, will be automatically deleted!

We will respond to all submissions within three months. If you have not received a reply after three months, email submissions at galaxysedge dot com with the subject line “Submission Follow-Up” to inquire after the status of your story.

FICTION GUIDELINES

1. We buy flash fiction, short stories and novelettes up to 10,000 words. Please note that more words do not necessarily mean a better story. Novelettes are a harder sell in magazine format, with shorter story lengths being more popular with editors, so keep that in mind. We’ll only be buying a novelette if you made this editor either cry (in a good way) or have some form of “Hallelujah!” reaction.

2. No simultaneous submissions: If you submit your story to multiple venues, and another magazine buys it unbeknownst to us when we have also read your submission to consider it for publication, it shows a lack of respect for the editor and the editorial process, and it wastes our time. Don’t be that person.

3. No multiple submissions: If we buy one of your stories, or we reject one of your stories, we would love to see future submissions from you. However, it is not fair to the next author in line, patiently waiting for our response to their submission, if we are taking extra time to read multiple stories from you. You are more likely to make a sale if you are singling out your best story, or a piece of fiction you believe is more likely to suit our tastes, rather than sending us your entire inventory. Please wait until you have received a final response from one submission before sending us another.

4. No trunk stories: Please do not re-submit stories that have been previously rejected by our magazine (by the new editor, Lezli Robyn, or the past editor, Mike Resnick), even if you have made some substantial changes to the piece. Only re-submit a story if you have been specifically asked to do so by the editor.

5. Genre expectations: We are a science fiction and fantasy magazine, so we would love to receive fiction from those categories as well as any sub-categories, such as space opera, steampunk, urban fantasy, africanfuturism, magical realism and so on. We do not publish straight horror stories, even if they do have a supernatural element, but if you have a dark fantasy story, or a dystopian science fiction piece, send it our way—we’d love to take a look.

6. Keep us from yawning: While we have all read some great vampire, werewolf or zombie stories, and we get that writers want to write towards popular trends, we are unlikely to buy a story that appears a carbon copy of something we could have read in so many other publications. Be original. Either put your own very distinct twist on a trope, catching our interest, or submit something completely unexpected.

7. Please use our submission format: This goes without saying. Submissions that deviate from our standard format will be deleted.

SUBMISSION FORMAT

1. In the Moksha cover letter, please note the genre of your story. If you wish to add a little introduction to yourself or publishing history, please do so, but do not write a synopsis of your story. We expect your fiction to speak for itself.

2. Please submit your story in standard Word format (.doc and .docx) or .rtf, with size 12 Times New Roman font, lines double spaced, and a clear capitalized title and byline at the start of your manuscript.

3. Above your title, at the top right corner of the first page of your manuscript, please add an approximate word count. At the top left, please add your legal name (for payment purposes), pen name (for byline and copyright purposes), phone number and your address (physical and email).

4. Please do NOT have a special title page, with specialized fonts or colors or images inserted into your manuscript. Ideally, your paragraphs should also be indented with margins, rather than using the tab key. Your apostrophes and double and single quotation marks should be “smart” not straight, and there should be single spaces between sentences, not double spaces. But as long as you fulfil the submission format in the first three bullet points at least, we will thank the editing gods and be delighted to read your manuscript.

PAYMENT

We pay 7 cents per word for new fiction (with 2 paper contributor copies sent to US contributors).

Good luck, and happy writing!