Perihelion Science Fiction 101

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Audience & Country

Open to a broad Audience. United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Open

WE ARE LOOKING for well-written, original science fiction, that is, “hard” science fiction.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenre: Hard Science Fiction.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Science.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction800 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
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ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText format submissions
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Nonfiction Open

We want carefully researched articles discussing or explaining new and interesting discoveries in science with which most people are probably not already familiar. The writing must also be entertaining.

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Film/Television, Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Science.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewUp to 1,200 words.
Article Article2,500 - 7,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
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Visual Art Open

Currently we are looking for full-color cover art and comic strips only, either illustration or photography.

Art Media:
Illustration, Cartoon/Comic strip, Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Science.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoImage format submissions
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AccuracyWe have received 53 reports from 48 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 77.9 mean avg | 72.0 median | 188 max days (41.9 std dev)
Responses83.02 %
Acceptances13.21 % of submissions accepted (81.3 avg. days per acceptance) | 14.58 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most markets have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections69.81 % (71.3 avg. days per rejection) | 56.76 % personal, 29.73 % form, 13.51 % unspecified | 3.77 % rewrite requests
Non-Responses16.97 %
Lost/Returned3.77 % (62.5 avg. days before reporting submissions as lost or returned)
Never Responded3.77 % (188.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as never responded)
Withdrawals9.43 % (84.4 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending28 responses are pending (12 min | 146.0 mean avg | 143.5 median | 283 max days waiting | 65.9 std dev) from 28 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other information

The editors will try to make a decision within 90 days. (30.19 % of the responses reported to us for this market have taken longer than 90 days.)
Submissions are acknowledged within 3 day(s) on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 06 Dec 2017.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 07 Sep 2017.
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Dates

Last Updated:
21 Nov 2017
Date Added:
26 Sep 2012

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