Red Planet Magazine is looking for work that is authentic, compelling, and relevant. While a theme of speculative fiction is emphasized, all styles and genres are encouraged and considered. Whether your adventure is just beginning, or you are looking to explore somewhere new, the red planet awaits your arrival.
Submissions are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. A new issue is published each month. You can expect a response to your submission within 30 days.
At this time simultaneous submissions or works that have been previously published are not accepted.
Feel free to submit monthly, however please only submit 1 piece per month.
You must be at least 18 years old to submit to Red Planet Magazine.
-Flash fiction (500 word limit)
-Short fiction stories (5,000 word limit)
-Series fiction (1,500 word limit per episode)*
*Submissions of series fiction must be sent with a complete synopsis. Episodes will be published in consecutive issues.
-Flash nonfiction (500 word limit)
-Short nonfiction stories (5,000 word limit)
-Essays (2,500 word limit)
-Up to 500 words of poetry in any style (formatting is subject to change during publication)
-Multiple poems or collections of poetry can be submitted
-Illustrations & paintings
-Photographs of 3D work (such as ceramic art)
-Photography NOT featuring a human subject (still-life, landscape, abstract, etc...)
[While most genres are accepted, Red Planet Magazine does not publish works considered erotic or pornographic]
Please ensure all submission guidelines are followed. Submissions that do not follow guidelines may not be considered.
All submissions can be emailed to
Subject of email should contain:
Category-fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual
Sub-category (if applicable)- flash, short story, essay, etc...
"Title of work"
Name of author/artist
SUBJECT: Fiction, Short Story, "Mars", 3,500 words, Jane Smith
Body of email should contain:
-[Optional] Short bio of author/artist (100 word max).
Your bio is featured in the issue next to your submission.
-[Required] Legal name and pen-name (if one is preferred).
All publishing contracts must be signed with your legal name.
I am submitting my short story "Mars" for consideration.
Bio- Jane Smith lives on Earth. Her work has previously been featured in Pluto Quarterly. In her free time she enjoys exploring the cosmos.
Legal Name: Jane Smith
Pen name: Jane Doe
Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry
-Please ensure proper spelling & grammar (outside of reasonable artistic liberties).
-Word count limit (above) must be adhered to. Longer works will not be accepted.
-Submission must be sent as a Word document attachment with the following extension: ".doc" or ".docx" or submitted in body of email (please indicate this at beginning of message).
-Images must be submitted as a JPG, PNG, or PDF, no larger than 1 page. Please ensure page has
1-inch margins to allow for trim during printing.
At this time Red Planet offers its contributors publishing credits and a digital copy of the issue in which their work has been featured. It is the primary goal of Red Planet Magazine to establish paid compensation for contributors within the first year of operation.
Red Planet Magazine's publishing agreement is for First North American Serial Rights (FNASR).