F is for Fantasy

For the month of April, all of my "A to Z" posts are directly related to my writing: the markets where I submit my work, in particular

Another one of the Big Guns in F & SF publications, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, posts the following in their writers' guidelines:

"We have no formula for fiction. We are looking for stories that will appeal to science fiction and fantasy readers. The SF element may be slight, but it should be present. We prefer character-oriented stories. We receive a lot of fantasy fiction, but never enough science fiction or humor. Do not query for fiction; send the entire manuscript. We publish fiction up to 25,000 words in length."

Pro:  a pro-paying PRINT market (6 - 9 cents per word); response time has been anywhere between 1 and 2 weeks

Con:  form-letter rejections (so UNhelpful), but I understand they'd be swamped otherwise; snail-mail submissions

So far, I've submitted five of my stories to F&SF over the past year or so, and I will continue to submit new work until one of my tales makes the cut.

Thanks for visiting; enjoy the next "F" stop on your A to Z tour!