Electric Spec 149

About

Electric Spec is a not-for-profit speculative fiction magazine. 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.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2005

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

We prefer science fiction, fantasy, and the macabre, but we're willing to push the limits of traditional forms of these genres.

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction250 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

We prefer energetic pieces that narrow the boundary between realism and fantastical, both in genre and style.

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Fantastical, Realist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2018
Last Audited: 12 Nov 2018 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 15 Nov 2005

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