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Sci Phi Journal 57

About

Sci Phi Journal is a cosy waystation for travellers who, through no fault of their own, find themselves at the cosmic intersection between speculative philosophy, cultural anthropology and hard SF. With previous incarnations of Australian and British origin, the magazine was re-launched as a European project in 2019 under co-editors Ádám Gerencsér and Mariano Martín Rodríguez. In 2022, Sci Phi Journal won the European Hall of Fame Award for Best SF Magazine, and its content has been shortlisted for various other awards, incl. Hugos and Utopias. As its primary mission, the Journal wishes to provide a platform for idea-driven fiction, as opposed to the ‘character-driven’ mode that has come to predominate speculative fiction. We hope that, in the fullness of time, it may also act as a catalyst for discussion among mind-mates scattered around the globe, united in our attraction towards the philosophical edge of the SF spectrum. Our guiding stars and fountainheads of inspiration are the masters of idea-dense literature: Borges and Stapledon, as well as Orwell, Wells and Zamyatin; new-wavers such as Le Guin and Lem, Delaney, Sasarman and Saramago; and visionaries of the more recent generation, among them Chiang, Robinson, Werber, Turner and Liu. Run by volunteers, Sci Phi Journal is open to readers and writers of all persuasions, and adheres to a broad interpretation of freedom of expression.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Belgium Established in 2014

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 02 February 2023* (approx. 2 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History, Hard Science Fiction, Retrofuturism, Science Fantasy.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Philosophy, Religion/Spirituality, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
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Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 02 February 2023* (approx. 2 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Anthropology, History, Literature/Books (See guidelines), Philosophy, Religion/Spirituality, Science (See guidelines), Sociology, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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Sci Phi Journal Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

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AccuracyWe have received 132 reports from 116 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported3 min | 43.1 mean avg | 45.5 median | 60 max days (12.4 std dev)
Responses96.97 %
Acceptances21.97 % of submissions accepted (43.2 avg. days per acceptance) | 23.28 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections75.00 % (44.3 avg. days per rejection) | 5.1 % personal, 95.0 % form, 0.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses3.03 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals3.03 % (13.8 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending48 responses are pending (0 min | 17.8 mean avg | 20.5 median | 29 max days waiting | 10.0 std dev) from 48 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 30 days. (82.6 % of the responses reported to us for this market have taken longer than 30 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 30 days have passed.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 02 Sep 2022.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 03 Aug 2022.

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Dates

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2023
Last Checked: 30 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 30 Aug 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Jan 2015

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