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Orson Scott Card's InterGalactic Medicine Show is an online fantasy and science fiction magazine. We are a 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.
Country of Publication & Year Established
| United States
||Established in 2005
|Open to a broad Audience.
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Electronic Publication ||Electronic Publication||Published 6 x per year.
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.
|Fantasy Fantasy||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary, Heroic Fantasy.|
|Horror Horror||Subgenre: Supernatural.|
|Science Fiction Science Fiction||Open to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History, Contemporary/Near Future, Hard Science Fiction.|
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||Up to 1,000 words.|
|Short Story Short Story||1,000 - 7,500 words.|
|Novelette Novelette||7,500 - 15,000 words.|
|Novella Novella||15,000 - 17,500 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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