F&SF : Fiction

This is the electronic submissions form for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. F&SF's editor is C.C. Finlay.

Note: F&SF will be taking a summer vacation and closing submissions for the month of July. This form will shut down at 11:59pm PST on June 30, 2020 and reopen at 12:01am PST on August 1, 2020. We hope everyone has a great summer. Be careful out there and stay healthy. 

Submissions are closed for F&SF : Fiction

The electronic submissions form for Fantasy & Science Fiction is closed temporarily 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. This will allow us to reply to all the submissions currently in the queue and catch up with all our other editorial work. Electronic submissions will re-open on August 1, 2019. 


F&SF has no formula for fiction. We are looking for stories that will appeal to science fiction and fantasy readers. You know what kind we're talking about. The SF element may be slight, but it should be present. We prefer character-oriented stories.

Fiction can be up to 25,000 words in length. Stories should be attached as .doc .docx or .rtf files. Please submit your story in standard manuscript format. For a good article on old-fashioned standard manuscript preparation, see: www.sfwa.org/2008/11/manuscript-preparation/

Payment is 7-12 cents per word on acceptance. F&SF buys first North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights. All other rights are retained by the author.