Guidelines

*Red Sun will be opening to submissions on October 1st, 2018.

 

Red Sun Magazine publishes science-fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative, and military science fiction. All writers of these genres are welcome to submit their work.

 

We’ll consider R-rated material but no erotica.

 

Word count for fiction is 500 words or more. Pay is capped at 3,000 words. Payment: $.03 a word.

 

In addition to fiction, Red Sun publishes interviews, articles, and reviews that are relevant to the genres the magazine publishes, to include role-playing games, comic books, board games, movies, television, etc. Word count: 1,000-2,500 words. Payment: $25.

 

No poetry.

 

No multiple submissions. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions are okay. If your story is accepted elsewhere, let us know.

 

We use an anonymous judging system to choose the stories we publish.

 

Do not include your name in the story itself. Email your submission as an attachment to redsunmagazine at gmail.com. In the subject line, type “Submission,” the name of your story, the genre, and your name. Ex: Submission – The Forever War – Military Science Fiction – Joe Haldeman.

 

Use the body of the email as your cover letter to tell us a little bit about yourself.

 

Submissions must be in Shunn standard manuscript format (Courier or Times New Roman), but without the author’s name, and submitted as .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX files. Red Sun will reject outright any work that has the author’s name in the story, is not submitted in Shunn standard manuscript format, and/or as .RTF, .DOC or DOCX files. The no-name rule applies only to stories.

 

Red Sun also accepts artwork and comic strips in the genres the magazine publishes. Email us your artwork/comics or links to your gallery. Payment: $75 for digital reprint rights for cover art. $35 for original, unpublished comics.

 

The magazine will strive to publish on a quarterly schedule, in an e-book format.

 

What Red Sun is buying:

 

First Electronic Rights. Exclusive Rights to the author’s work for six months. Exclusive Anthology rights for a year (a “best of” to be negotiated with the authors). Exclusive rights begin at the time of publication.

 

 

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