L is for Lightspeed

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're taking a look at Lightspeed. Here's what they're interested in seeing:

"All types of science fiction are welcome, from near-future, sociological soft sf, to far-future, star-spanning hard sf, and anything and everything in between. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. We believe that the science fiction genre’s diversity is its greatest strength, and we wish that viewpoint to be reflected in our story content and our submission queues."

Pro:  a pro-paying market (5 cents per word), online submission form

Con:  form letter rejections, but I understand the necessity on their end of things

I've submitted two stories to Lightspeed so far, and the editor liked my first sub but "couldn't use it"; the second sub received the above mentioned form letter rejection I'm so fond of. It seems to be a tough market to get into, but I shan't give up. Since more of my work is speculative than SF, I'll have to wait until I have another truly SF story, strictly speaking, before I sub again.

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