Science fiction writers have a variety of publishing opportunities, and there seems to be an ever-revolving door at the sci-fi conventions bringing in new readers.
If you’ve been polishing up your science fiction manuscript until it’s as fierce as The Sword of Kahless, then it’s time to submit your story to these science fiction magazines.
These sci-fi magazines accept new authors, but they have also published some of the best science fiction writers working today, so submit your best writing and edit it to the bone.
Review this Manuscript Preparation Guide to make sure you’re formatting your manuscript professionally and also review the submission guidelines for each magazine closely, as nothing will get your writing tossed in the trash quicker than ignoring the editor’s requirements.
If you haven’t written in the science fiction genre before, then you should definitely consider taking an adventure, as it’s not all alien battalions and laser beams.
Many science fiction magazines are looking for character-driven stories that have some element of science fiction to them, so it’s a great way for literary writers who hope to touch on the human experience to expand their arsenal, and good science fiction authors can always find a market, which isn’t necessarily true in other genres.
It’s also a good idea to subscribe to these magazines or to at least purchase one or two issues to see the type of writing they tend to publish.
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Asimov’s Science Fiction
Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest
Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine
Publish your science fiction stories in these magazines, and the fans will follow.
Just be careful of the characters you create, as they may come back to haunt you, literally.