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SFWA Blog Guidelines

Submission 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 webeditor@sfwa.org. 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.


  1. Do I have to be a SFWA member to submit?
  2. 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.