Asimov's Science Fiction|
Publisher: Dell Magazines
Accepts Email Submissions: No
Website URL: http://www.asimovs.com
Description: Asimov's Science Fiction contains modern science fiction, science fact and fantasy stories. It concerns the new, the old, the future and beyond. Asimov's also includes book reviews, cartoons, and editorials.
Editor(s): Sheila Williams, Editor
Masthead URL: Click here for the masthead webpage.
Guidelines URL: Click here for writer's guidelines information.
Address: 475 Park Ave. South, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Needs: In general, were looking for character oriented stories, those in which the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus for the readers interest. Serious, thoughtful, yet accessible fiction will constitute the majority of our purchases, but theres always room for the humorous as well. Borderline fantasy is fine, but no Sword & Sorcery, please. Neither are we interested in explicit sex or violence. A good overview would be to consider that all fiction is written to examine or illuminate some aspect of human existence, but that in science fiction the backdrop you work against is the size of the Universe.
Payment: Asimovs Science Fiction magazine is an established market for science fiction stories. We pay on acceptance, and beginners get 6.0 cents a word to 7,500 words, 5.0 cents a word for stories longer than 12,500 words, and $450 for stories between those lengths. We seldom buy stories longer than 20,000 words, and we dont serialize novels. We pay $1 a line for poetry, which should not exceed 40 lines. We buy First English Language serial rights plus certain non-exclusive rights explained in our contract. We do not publish reprints, and we do not accept simultaneous submissions, (stories sent at the same time to a publication other than Asimovs). Asimovs will consider material submitted by any writer, previously published or not. Weve bought some of our best stories from people who have never sold a story before.
How to Submit: Asimov's now uses an online submissions system that has been designed to streamline our process and improve communication with authors. They do not accept email submissions.