An Important Announcement
We are excited to announce the introduction of an entirely new category: Visual Art!
All Visual Art features will be in BETA testing phase for the next few months.

Space Squid 117

About

Space Squid is an award-winning hybrid publication of hand-scrubbed scifi, fantasy, and humor. Surely you've seen the 'zine at your local zine superstore? Of course you were amazed at our snarky, outrageous stories, comix, and art. We've published work from Bruce Sterling (father of cyberpunk), Chris Roberson (Clockwork Storybook, Superman, iZombie), Jay Lake (John W. Campbell Award winner), Jennifer Pelland (Nebula nominee), Tony Millionaire (Maakies) and a lot of other cool people.

Space SquidUnited States
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Genres

FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Magic Realism, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Weird/New Weird.
Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Slipstream, Space Opera, Weird/New Weird.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.
Visual Art Media:Cartoon/Comic strip.
Visual Art Styles:Open to all/most Art Styles.

Types & Lengths

Flash Fiction750 - 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.
Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionT Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) per piece.
V Visual ArtT Token payment (under US$10 per piece) per piece.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No OK OKText format submissions
V Visual Art OK No OK OKImage format submissions

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
27 Oct 2005
Last Updated:
20 Mar 2017