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The ON SPEC editors are looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction (SF) and poetry -- fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, etc. Our mandate is to give our readers the best SF we can find, regardless of the author's nationality, and we have published authors from Canada, the U.S., Britain, New Zealand, South America, and more. In order to qualify for grants, we do have to maintain 80% Canadian content.

Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 1989

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Supernatural.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Supernatural.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Supernatural.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Supernatural.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Blank verse, Free verse, Prose poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 06 Aug 2018
Last Audited: 06 Aug 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 25 Jul 2005

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