SFWA Blog Guidelines
The SFWA Blog is open to non-fiction article submissions that would be of interest to new and/or established writers of science fiction and fantasy. We are looking for articles including, but not limited to: discussions of the genre publishing business (traditional and self-publishing); essays on the writing process; issues related to writers’ lifestyles. For subjects beyond this scope, feel free to query.
500-1000 words (serialization possible in limited circumstances)
6 cents per word
Acceptable attachments: .doc, .docx, pdf, or .rtf file formats
First English language rights in print and digital formats for a single issue. Exclusive rights for one month from publication.
Reprints will be considered, albeit rarely. Please indicate on submission when and where the original material was published. Payment for reprints: 1 cent per word.
Submissions should be sent via email to email@example.com. Please title your message “SUBMISSION: Name of Submission/Column – Author Name.”
Allow up to two weeks for a response. After two weeks, you may query at the above address.
Contracts will be issued for completed articles. Payment will be issued within 30 days of a completed and signed contract.
- Do I have to be a SFWA member to submit?
- My submission originally appeared on my personal blog. Does this count as being previously published?
Yes. But we will consider it for reprint at 1 cent per word.