Call for submissions (short stories): Fusion Fragment | pay: $3.5 cents CAD per word

Deadline: 7 August 2022

What We Want: Science fiction or SF-tinged literary fiction stories and novelettes ranging anywhere from 2,000 to 15,000 words.

Although any science fiction subgenre is fair game, our tastes lean towards slipstream, cyberpunk, post-apocalypse, and anything with a little taste of the bizarre. FF prefers character-driven stories, and often skews towards quiet, reflective pieces. If the primary tone of your story is one of high adventure or humor, it’s probably not the right fit for FF. That said, quality always outstrips genre preference in terms of importance, so feel free to send us anything that even vaguely resembles science fiction.

We’ll be publishing reprints, but no more than one per issue, so expect acceptance rates to be accordingly lower.

We’re always interested in publishing work by marginalized voices. If that’s you, and you feel comfortable doing so, please call this out in your cover letter.

What We Pay: Both previously unpublished work and reprints pay 3.5 cents (CAD) per word, up to a maximum of $300 (CAD) per story. All payments will be made via PayPal.

How To Submit: Send your stories in RTF, DOC, DOCX or ODT file formats, using standard manuscript formatting.
If you’d like to include a cover letter, feel free to do so. If you’d rather leave it blank, that’s fine, too. 
(Note that the submission system requires you to enter something in the cover letter field–if you don’t want to include one, just write “Blank” or something like that.)

Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please be sure to withdraw your submission from us if accepted elsewhere.

You will receive an automated email confirming receipt of your submission that will include a link where you can check your position in the queue. If you do not receive this email, you should query at editor@fusionfragment.com to make sure that your story has been received. 
Send your stories to us through the Moksha submission system, which you can access by hitting the click here image below. (Please do not submit stories directly via the email above.) 
Submissions: Via Moksha

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