Lightspeed magazine is seeking original science fiction and fantasy. All types of science fiction and fantasy are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits. Writers are encouraged to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. They believe the science fiction/fantasy genre’s diversity is its greatest strength. That viewpoint should be reflected in story content and submissions. All writers are welcome to submit.
Length: 1,500 – 7,000 words (5,000 words or less preferred)
Payment: 5¢/word for original fiction; 1¢/word for reprints
Reprints: Publishes 4 reprints each month (2 fantasy, 2 science fiction)
Rights: See Memorandum of Agreement
Submissions: All fiction must be submitted through our online submission system. Please do not email your submissions.