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Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show 372

About

Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show is an online fantasy and science fiction magazine. We are a bi-monthly publication featuring content from both established as well as talented new authors. In addition to our bi-monthly issues, we offer weekly columns and reviews on books, movies, video games and writing advice.
FICTION: We are looking for stories of any length in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. "Science fiction" includes hard sf, sf adventure, alternate history, near-future, far-future, psi, alien, and any other kind of sf you can think of. "Fantasy" includes heroic fantasy (based on any culture's mythology), fairy tales, contemporary fantasy, and "horror" in the sense of supernatural suspense (not gory bloodfests, thanks). Within these genres, we like to see well-developed milieus and believable, engaging characters. We also look for clear, unaffected writing. Asimov, Niven, Tolkien, Yolen, and Hobb are more likely to be our literary exemplars than James Joyce.

Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine ShowUnited States

Genres

FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary, Heroic Fantasy.
HorrorSubgenre: Supernatural.
Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History, Contemporary/Near Future, Hard Science Fiction.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.

Types & Lengths

Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella15,000 - 17,500 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionP Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) per piece.

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No UnknownText format submissions

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Dates

Date Added:
19 Oct 2005
Last Updated:
14 Feb 2017