RED SUN IS CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS
Welcome to Red Sun Magazine! If you are visiting this page, that probably means you’re interested in submitting your work to us.
First off, thank you for taking an interest in Red Sun. Without writers who put in the hard work and submit to magazines like Red Sun, there would be no magazines like Red Sun; and by hard work, we mean real work, not AI-generated or AI-assisted work.
Red Sun does not accept AI-generated or AI-assisted writing.
If we catch you—we’ll burn you in the all-powerful fires of the Red Sun and forever blacklist you from our magazine.
RED SUN GUIDELINES
Red Sun Magazine publishes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Crime, and Transgressive literary and mainstream fiction. We’ll also consider Speculative.
All writers in the aforementioned genres are welcome to submit their work.
The work must be in the English language or translated into English.
We like plot and action, world-building and setting, and character, in that order.
Blood, violence, gore, cussing, sex, drugs, nudity, etc. are okay as long as it is kept to an R rating.
WORD COUNT AND PAYMENT
Word count for fiction is 500-3,000 words (we will consider up to 60,000 words—anything over 30,000 words will be considered for serialization—but payment is capped at 3,000 words).
Payment: $.03 a word.
No multiple or simultaneous submissions. No reprints.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR STORY TO RED SUN
Submit your work in Shunn Standard Manuscript Format (Modern preferred), submitted as .RTF or .DOCX files. Work that is not submitted in Shunn, or as .RTF or DOCX files, will be rejected.
Email your story as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Red Sun Submission” and the genre of your story in the subject line, and your cover letter in the body of the email.
Stories will be published online and in e-book. All contributors will receive a contributor’s copy of the e-book.
WHAT RED SUN IS BUYING
First World Electronic Rights. Exclusive Rights to the author’s work for six months. Exclusive rights begin at the time of publication.
We do our best to respond within a week, letting the author know we are either passing on the story, or holding it for further consideration. If we hold a story, we try to give a final decision within a month, but could take up to three months.