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SFWA Blog Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

The SFWA Blog is open to nonfiction submissions that might be of interest to new and/or established writers of science fiction and fantasy.

500-1000 words

8 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.

Submissions should be sent via email to webeditor@sfwa.org. Please title your message “SUBMISSION: Name of Submission/Column – Author Name.”

No multiple submissions, please. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please indicate this in an accompanying email.

Allow up to two weeks for a response. After two weeks, please query at the above address.

Contracts will be issued for completed articles. Payment will be issued within 45 days of a completed and signed contract.


  1. Do I have to be a member of SFWA to submit?
  2. My submission originally appeared on my personal blog. Does this count as being previously published?