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Do not submit here! This project is on indefinite hiatus to submissions. (November 2016)
Mothership Zeta is looking for science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories that are fun. The robot who fights a dinosaur, not the robot who explores its lack of humanity and deactivates itself. The nagini who goes on an adventure, not the nagini who is tortured and drowns herself. The blonde woman who kills monsters, not the blonde woman who gets ripped apart by monsters. Fun doesn’t necessarily mean “funny,” and stories can have conflict and darker elements, but we want stories that leave the reader satisfied, usually in a positive way. Bittersweet is okay, tragic is not. (Unless you’re Cabin in the Woods. A killer unicorn buys you some credit.) We hope to publish fiction reflecting the full range of settings and tropes found in speculative fiction. We’d particularly like to see more stories set outside America, and stories that feature characters who represent a range of backgrounds and ethnicities.
Country of Publication
|Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All sexual identities.
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||Published 4 x per year.
Fiction On Hiatus
|Fantasy Fantasy||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Supernatural.|
|Horror Horror||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Supernatural, excluding Extreme Horror.|
|Science Fiction Science Fiction||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
- Open to all/most Topics, including: Sexuality/Gender (LGBTQ issues), Society/Culture (Ethnicity/Race, Social issues).
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||Up to 1,000 words.|
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 6,000 words.|
- We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).|
| OK|| No|| No|| No||Text format submissions |
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Last Updated: 06 Nov 2016
Date Added: 13 Jul 2015
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