Uncanny is an online Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, provocative nonfiction, and a deep investment in the diverse SF/F culture. Each issue contains intricate, experimental stories and poems with verve and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs from writers from every conceivable background. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.
Co-edited by Hugo Award-winner Lynne M. Thomas and Hugo Award-nominee Michael Damian Thomas, each issue contains new and classic speculative fiction, fiction podcasts, poetry, essays, art, and interviews. Uncanny‘s contributors range from the award-winning leading voices of the field to exciting, emerging talents.
Uncanny is seeking passionate SF/F fiction from writers from every conceivable background. “We want intricate, experimental stories and poems with gorgeous prose, verve, and imagination that elicit strong emotions and challenge beliefs. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.”
Uncanny is looking for original, unpublished speculative fiction stories between 750-7500 words. Payment is $.08 per word (including audio rights). We will reject any story that doesn’t follow these guidelines and procedures. You may not resubmit a rejected story.
1- E-mail your submission to uncannymagazine [at] gmail [dot] com. Make sure to put Fiction Submission: Short Story Title in the subject line.
2- All stories should be in Standard Manuscript Format and attached in .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX formats.
3- Your cover letter should contain the length of your story, your significant publishing history and awards, and information that might be relevant to that specific submission.
4- Please do not send multiple submissions at once, or submissions simultaneously submitted at another market or anthology.
5- They try to respond to all submissions in 15 days. Please feel free to query if they’ve had your submission for over 30 days.
Uncanny issues will be published as eBooks (mobi, pdf, epub) bimonthly on the first Tuesday of that month through all of the major online eBook stores. Each issue will contain 4-6 new short stories, 2 reprinted stories, 2 poems, 2 nonfiction essays, and 2 interviews, at minimum. They are currently working on providing additional exclusive content just for subscribers. [Poetry submissions – now closed].
Subscribers and those purchasing single issues get each issue (ex: Nov/Dec 2014 is their first planned issue) in its entirety up front, no waiting.
Those reading online for free will have to wait a week for the first half of the issue, and a month for the second half, to appear on the second Tuesday of each month (of November and December, respectively in their example) at http://uncannymag.com/.
My illo for a review of
Terry Brooks' The Black Unicorn, 1988
They also state that they will also be producing a monthly fiction podcast. The project is funded by a successful kickstarter campaign.