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Call for Submissions: Astral Waters Review

Call for Submissions: Astral Waters Review

Author: Edit Team

January 3, 2020

Astral Waters Review, a new sci-fi/fantasy magazine for LGBTQ+ and POC writers, is seeking submissions for our third issue!

Do you love imagining and creating new worlds of science fiction or fantasy? We invite all LGBTQ+ creative people to submit for publication your celestial, advanced-technological, fantastical short story, novel excerpt, poetry, or visual art!

We are currently accepting all types of submissions for our Spring 2020 issue until March 1, 2020. To submit, please follow these guidelines:

  • Short stories, excerpts, and poems must be no longer than 7 single-spaced pages or 4,000 words. 

  • Novel excerpts must be from self-published novels only. We cannot publish excerpts from books on contract with other publishers. 

  • If submitting multiple poems, please include all poems in one document, and include no more than 4 poems.

  • Short stories, excerpts, and poems must be submitted as .doc or .docx files. We cannot currently accept document files in any other format. Please do not send submissions in the body of the email.

  • Art must be original creations only. No reproductions or fan art. 

  • Art must be submitted as an image file, preferably as .jpg, .jpeg, or .png. Please do not send submissions in the body of the email.

  • If sending multiple submissions (with the exception of poetry), please send submissions in separate emails.

  • We DO accept simultaneous submissions. We only ask that you let us know if your work is accepted by another publication first.

  • In your submission email, please use the subject headline “Spring 20 [Genre] Submission, [Type of work]”, and include in the body of your email your name, contact information, a brief bio (3-4 sentences), and a headshot if you have one. The bio and headshot will be included in our publication if your submission is accepted. We reserve the right to copy edit your bio as necessary (but we’ll let you know beforehand).

  • Submissions are free to enter!

To submit creative works of science fiction or fantasy, please send your submission to:

Any questions? FAQ here.

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