Lightspeed Magazine submission guidelines and market information




Lightspeed Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

All fiction must be submitted through an online submission system. See guidelines for details.

Editor: John Joseph Adams

Submitting Your Work to Lightspeed

Before submitting to Lightspeed

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From the Lightspeed guidelines:

Lightspeed is seeking original science fiction stories of 1500-7500 words. Stories of 5000 words or less are preferred. All types of science fiction are welcome, from near-future, sociological soft sf, to far-future, star-spanning hard sf, and anything and everything in between. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.

Submission Guidelines Details for Lightspeed

Market Type:Magazine, Professional Market

Contact: John Joseph Adams, Editor

Accepts: Science Fiction

Simultaneous Submissions: No

Multiple Submissions: No

Reprints: Yes

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  • About Lightspeed is an online magazine focusing exclusively on science fiction. In its pages, you will find all types of science fiction, from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF, and anything and everything in between. No subject is off-limits, and we encourage our writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope.