Submission Guidelines

*** We are currently OPEN for submissions ***

We want to showcase excellent English-language speculative fiction (short stories and flash fiction) and digital art/illustrations on our website.

The following guidelines apply to all submissions regardless of medium:

We welcome daring works that critique normative behaviors and challenge the status quo, however, works containing any of the following elements will be automatically rejected without feedback:

  • Graphic depictions of rape or sexual assault
  • Discrimination, abuse, brutalization, or gratuitous humiliation of sentient lifeforms of any kind.
  • Salacious depictions of children (including under-age teenagers)
  • Fridging (Don’t ask us what this means. Look it up)

We reserve the right to reject, without feedback, any works we believe may be harmful to our readers. Works containing elements of racism, homophobia, fatphobia, colorism, ageism etc. that go unchallenged will not be showcased on our website.

Requirements for each submission category:

Short Stories

  • We accept flash fiction 450 – 999 words and short stories 1000 – 3000 words.
  • We pay $0.03 per word for short stories and flash fiction.
  • We accept reprint submissions at least 12 months after initial publication, with the exception of “Best of” and “Year’s Best” anthologies.
  • We are buying the rights to publish your story on SF Multiverse’s website for a minimum period of 180 days. After the first 6 months are up, you may submit a request–in writing, to have us retire the piece from our archives.
  • We appreciate submissions .docx or .rtf format, attached to your submission email.
  • Please include your name/pseudonym, email address, and the country in which you live.
  • Please submit only one work at a time. No simultaneous submissions, please.

    Digital Art/Illustrations

    • Artists should submit works featuring elements of science-fiction, horror, fantasy and their related subgenres
    • We pay a flat rate of $50 per piece.
    • We accept reprint submissions at least 12 months after initial publication, with the exception of “Best of” and “Year’s Best” anthologies.
    • We are buying the rights to publish your artwork on SF Multiverse’s website for a minimum period of 180 days. After the first 6 months are up, you may submit a request–in writing, to have us retire the piece from our archives.
    • We appreciate .jpg or .png images at dimensions that can be cropped to 500 x 700px at standard web resolution.
    • Please include your name/pseudonym, email address, and the country in which you live.
    • Please submit only one work at a time. No simultaneous submissions, please.

    When to Query

    New speculative fiction stories and digital art/illustrations will be showcased on a monthly basis. Response time will vary by volume of submissions. You may query after 60 days by emailing submissions[@]sfmultiverse.com. Please include the date that you submitted and the title of the work.