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Lightspeed Magazine 428

About

LIGHTSPEED is a science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales. No subject is off-limits, and we encourage our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. LIGHTSPEED is a 2014 Hugo Award Winner (and a four-time Hugo finalist), and stories from LIGHTSPEED have been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2009

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. We believe that the science fiction/fantasy genre’s diversity is its greatest strength, and we wish that viewpoint to be reflected in our story content and our submission queues; we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All religions, All sexual identities.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Heroic Fantasy, Magic Realism, Science Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Urban Fantasy.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Contemporary/Near Future, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Hard Science Fiction, Soft Science Fiction, Space Opera.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Folklore/Mythology, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,500 words.
Short Story Short Story1,500 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.
Payscale:
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).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Feb 2024
Last Audited: 25 Oct 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 20 Nov 2009

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