On Spec submission guidelines and market information

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On Spec Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

P.O. Box 4727
Stn South
Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6E 5G6

Editor: Diane Walton

Submitting Your Work to On Spec

Before submitting to On Spec

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with On Spec by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to On Spec or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the On Spec guidelines:

The ON SPEC editors are looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction (SF) and poetry -- fantasy, horror, ghost stories, fairy stories, magic realism, etc. Our mandate is to give our readers the best SF we can find, regardless of the author's nationality, and we have published authors from Canada, the U.S., Britain, New Zealand, South America, and more. In order to qualify for grants, we do have to maintain 80% Canadian content, which means it may take longer (an issue or two) for a non-Canadian work to appear in the magazine than a Canadian work bought at the same time.

Submission Guidelines Details for On Spec

Market Type:Magazine

Contact: Diane Walton, Managing Editor

Accepts: Fantasy, Horror, Poetry, Science Fiction

Web Address: http://www.onspec.ca/

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