© 2019 by Red Planet Magazine.

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 we do NOT accept simultaneous submissions or works that have been previously published.

Feel free to submit monthly, however please only submit 1 piece per month.

FICTION

We are able to accept:

-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.

NONFICTION

We accept nonfiction pieces that explore the imaginative and the innovative.

     (examples: "A Solution for Climate Change"; "My Life as a Scientist"; "Martian Theatre: a cultural comparison")

We are able to accept:

-Flash nonfiction (500 word limit)

-Short nonfiction stories (5,000 word limit)

-Essays (2,500 word limit)

POETRY

We are able to accept:

-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 so long as they are 500 words or less

VISUAL ARTS

One​ of the accepted images will be featured on the cover of each issue.

We are able to accept:

-Comics

-Illustrations & paintings

-Photographs of 3D work (such as ceramic art)

-Photography NOT featuring a human subject (still-life, landscape, abstract, etc...)

[While we encourage all genres, we do not accept works considered erotic or pornographic]

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please ensure all submission guidelines are followed. Submissions that do not follow guidelines may not be considered.

All submissions can be emailed to redplanetmagazine@gmail.com

 

Subject of email should contain: 

Category-fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual 

Sub-category (if applicable)- flash, short story, essay, etc... 

"Title of work" 

Word count 

Name of author/artist

Example:

TO: RedPlanetMagazine@gmail.com

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.

Example:

 

Hello,

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

Thank you,

Jane Smith

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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).

Visual Arts

-Images must be submitted as a PDF, no larger than 1 page.

*You must be 18 years old to submit to Red Planet Magazine. 

 

COMPENSATION

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.

PUBLISHING RIGHTS

Red Planet Magazine's publishing agreement is for First North American Serial Rights (FNASR).