The F&SF submission form will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED from 12:01 A.M., Pacific Time, U.S.A., on Monday, July 1, 2019, until 11:59 P.M., Pacific Time, U.S.A., on Wednesday, July 31, 2018. During that time we will reply to all submissions currently in the queue. Electronic submissions will re-open on August 1, 2019.
Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to reading your new stories as soon as we re-open.
In short, that means double-spaced, one inch margins, and a serif typeface like Courier or Times New Roman. Please include your contact information on the manuscript, so if we decide to buy your manuscript we can pay you. We consider story lengths from flash up to 25,000 words. We do not consider simultaneous or multiple submissions.
When you submit, you will receive a confirmation email with a tracking number and link to let you see your story's progress in the submission queue. Our current median response time is under 10 days, but we take longer on stories that make our second read queue. Please wait 90 days before querying about the status of your story.