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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.

Electric Spec 129

About

Electric Spec is a not-for-profit speculative fiction magaziner. Our primary goal is getting great speculative fiction into the hands (or screens) of readers. Since 2005, we've been publishing short stories from authors all over the world. We've worked with all kinds of authors, from published professionals to new writers. We also believe in the value of the editorial process, and we edit every story we publish.
FICTION: We prefer science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we're willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres.
VISUAL ART: We prefer energetic pieces that narrow the boundary between realism and fantastical, both in genre and style.

Electric SpecUnited States
Want more insight into the editors' preferences? Read our interview with the editor(s).

Submission Periods

Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.

Genres

FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.
Visual Art Media:Open to all/most Art Media.
Visual Art Styles:Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Fantastical, Realist.

Types & Lengths

Flash Fiction250 - 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 7,000 words.
Artwork 

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionT to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) per piece.
V Visual ArtS Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 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 No OKText format submissions
V Visual Art OK No No 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:
15 Nov 2005
Last Updated:
20 Mar 2017