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Star*Line 89

A project of Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (see other related projects).

About

Star*Line has become not only an SFPA forum and networking tool, but a literary magazine for poets of the genre persuasion: imaginative poetry from hard science fiction to high fantasy, from the macabre to straight science, and from rigid formalism to experimental and surrealist works.

Important: Postal submissions only accepted from people with no e-mail.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1978

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Nonfiction Open

Star*Line accepts short articles on topics related to science-fiction, fantasy, and horror speculative poetry. Unsolicited book reviews welcome.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
Article ArticleNo specific word count limits known.
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:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Formal verse, Free verse.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Pay ranges from Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK 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

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Experimental, Fantastical, Science fiction art, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under US$10 per piece) to Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) Pay ranges from Token payment (under US$10 per piece) to Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No OKImage 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: 10 Feb 2024
Last Audited: 05 Nov 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 10 Aug 2005

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