Planet Scumm accepts submissions from writers across the world. (Our HQ is a roving meteor-sized space station—Earth’s borders mean nothing to us. We want to hear from writers of every race, nationality, and gender identity.
WHAT TO SUBMIT
Hard sci-fi, soft sci-fi, sci-fi that melts in your mouth-brain not your hand-brain
Speculative fiction, weird fiction, slipstream
Basically anything that pleases Scummy, our megaphone-toting slime buddy, will be considered for entry to the interstellar archive aboard Scummy’s saucer
HOW TO SUBMIT
Include submissions as a .doc or .docx attachment to PlanetScummSubmissions@gmail.com along with a brief cover letter in the email body. Please attach only your story (no images, do not put your story in the body text of the email).
Stories, or collections of flash fiction, should be no more than 5,000 words in length, and submitted in standard manuscript format.
Submit only one previously unpublished short story or flash collection. We do not accept multiple submissions from the same author in one reading period.
Simultaneous submissions are okay, as long as you promptly withdraw a story accepted elsewhere.
SCHEDULE, RIGHTS, AND PAYMENT
Accepted authors receive 5 cents a word and one contributor copy.
Our publication operates in print, e-book, and audiobook. Some accepted stories will also be published on our website. We purchase exclusive English language print, audio, and electronic publishing rights for six months, with non-exclusive rights thereafter.
Authors will receive payment within 3 months of signing their contract.