Tor.com pays for speculative fiction and poetry

Posted on December 8, 2014

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tor.com logoTor.com is a short fiction market edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Liz Gorinsky, Ann VanderMeer, Ellen Datlow, and Carl Engle-Laird, with support and reading from Cory Skerry, and Bridget Smith, as well as others.

Tor.com welcomes original speculative fiction short stories and poetry. They define “speculative fiction” broadly, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and related genres. They want stories that represent the full diversity of speculative fiction, and encourage submissions by writers from underrepresented populations. This includes but is not limited to writers of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and ability, as well as characters and settings that reflect these experiences.

Tor.com does not publish novels or serialized novels.

Length:  Prefer 12,000 words or less; will not read anything over 17,500 words

Payment:  25 cents/word for the first 5,000 words; 15 cents/word for the next 5,000; 10 cents/word over 10,000 words

Reprints:  No

Rights:  Exclusive rights for one year and non-exclusive thereafter; also translation, audio, and the right (with additional royalties) to include the story in Tor.com-branded anthologies

Submissions:  By email only with attachment

Tor.com Prose Fiction Submissions Guidelines

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Tor.com is also looking for nonfiction including essays, think pieces, list posts, reaction pieces, and reviews in the 1000-2000 word range.

Submit outlined pitches only! And, if possible, include 2-3 writing samples and links to published work on other sites.

Tor.com Non-Fiction Submissions Guidelines

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