Science fiction and fantasy enjoys a long literary tradition, stretching from Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne to Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and William Gibson. In The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy award-winning editor John Joseph Adams delivers a diverse and vibrant collection of stories published in the prior year. Featuring writers with deep science fiction and fantasy backgrounds, along with those who are infusing traditional fiction with speculative elements, these stories uphold a long-standing tradition within both genres—looking at the world and asking, What if…?
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|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Published 1 x per year.
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- Open to a broad Audience.
|Fantasy Fantasy||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
|Science Fiction Science Fiction||Open to all/most Subgenres.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 7,500 words.|
|Novelette Novelette||7,500 - 12,000 words.|
|Novella Novella||15,000 - 17,499 words.|
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