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Analog Science Fiction & Fact

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact Magazine continues to bring together celebrated authors, new talent, and award-winning stories, poems, and articles, as it has since its launch in 1930. Originally published as Astounding Stories of Science Fiction, Analog remains the unparalleled literary magazine in the genre, and rewards readers with realistic stories that reflect both the highest standards of scientific accuracy and the far reaches of the imagination, as well as lively articles about current research on the cutting edge of science.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1930

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 6 x per year.

Fiction Open

We publish science fiction stories in which some aspect of future science or technology is so integral to the plot that, if that aspect were removed, the story would collapse. Try to picture Mary Shelley's Frankenstein without the science and you'll see what I mean. No story!

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenre: Hard Science Fiction.
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella Novella15,000 - 40,000 words.
Novel Novel40,000 - 80,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Realist.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Science, Technology.

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $0.08-$0.10/word for short fiction; $0.06/word for serials.

Submissions:

Methods: Submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Fact articles should deal with subjects of not only current but also future interest, i.e., topics at the present frontiers of research whose likely future developments have implications of wide interest.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Article ArticleUp to 4,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.

Topics:

Science, Technology.

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment. Details: USD $0.09/word.

Submissions:

Methods: Submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionSubgenre: Hard Science Fiction.
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Realist.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Science, Technology.

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment. Details: USD $1 per line of poetry.

Submissions:

Methods: Submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art DNQ

This project does not qualify to be listed at Duotrope in this category. Reason: On assignment.

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Analog Science Fiction & Fact Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 178 reports from 140 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 | 115.4 mean avg | 126.5 median | 245 max days (41.7 std dev)
Responses93.82 %
Acceptances5.06 % of submissions accepted (142.2 avg. days per acceptance) | 5.71 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections88.76 % (118.7 avg. days per rejection) | 24.7 % personal, 53.8 % form, 21.5 % unspecified | 0.6 % shortlisted
Non-Responses6.18 %
Lost/Returned0.56 % (63.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as lost or returned)
Never Responded-
Withdrawals5.62 % (45.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending41 responses are pending (1 min | 47.3 mean avg | 32.0 median | 272 max days waiting | 56.0 std dev) from 40 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 90 days. (73.6 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 90 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 120 days have passed.
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 14 May 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 10 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 May 2024
Last Audited: 14 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 25 Jul 2005

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