N is for Nature

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. Today, we take a look at Nature Futures. Here are their writers' guidelines:

"Futures is a venue for very short stories or ‘vignettes’ of between 850 and 950 words. The subject is typically near-future, hard SF, although this can be interpreted liberally. In short, what we are looking for is originality. To this end it is advisable to read as many back issues of Nature as you can, as stories that repeat themes already dealt with extensively are less likely to be considered than those that do something new and different. Contributions to Futures are welcome from anyone, irrespective of whether they are professional or published authors. However, given that interest is large and space is limited, competition for space will be fierce and rejection rates very high indeed."

Pro:  a pro-paying market (SFWA qualifying), electronic submissions accepted

Con:  none known at this time

I haven't submitted any of my work to Nature Futures yet, but I plan to -- as soon as I have one that meets their stringent guidelines. I know of a couple fellow blogger/writers who have made it into this market, and I hope to join them posthaste.

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