• Submissions

    Standard submissions: CLOSED

    Quarterly submissions: CLOSED

    Classified ads: CLOSED

    Battling in All Her Finery submissions: OPEN, March 1-April 30, 2018 (deadline extended; see details below)

    Special Call for Submissions: Battling in All Her Finery

    We are creating an anthology titled Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders. It will be a collection of speculative fiction stories about women leaders in any field. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female,” and we welcome stories about anyone who identifies as a woman on some level. For this anthology, our pay will be 2 cents/word.

    We are particularly looking for stories from authors who are underrepresented in fiction: people of color, LGBTQ, non-Western religions and cultures.

    Each story is written from the perspective of someone who has been or been around the woman leader in question. Like our regular magazine, this narrator will also have a bio. Be certain that your story meets these requirements:

    • First person
    • 500-8,000 words in length
    • Focuses on a woman leader
    • Contains a speculative element
    • Not a reprint
    • Not a simultaneous submission

    Here are some ideas that we pitched when we made our Kickstarter, but this is meant to be inspirational and not definitive.

    • A general leading her dragon armada into battle.
    • A CEO defending her megacorp from a hostile takeover.
    • A woman-led, vampire-hunting biker gang.
    • A senator in an intergalactic republic.

    DO NOT send us poetry or screenplays.

    Submissions should be in Standard Manuscript Format and submitted through our Moksha portal. Stories must be submitted no later than midnight Pacific time (GMT -8), April 30, 2018.

    As with our regular submissions, we are asking for exclusive first worldwide electronic and print rights for one year. We will send an electronic contract for signature, and we pay via PayPal.


    Queries can be sent to madscientistjournal@gmail.com.

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