‘Zine Submissions

Tachyon node: Dimensional Nexus of the Multiverse

Submission Guidelines

Instructions for submitting to Tachyon Node Magazine. Please read everything on this page and read the magazine before submitting.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURES FOR SHORT FICTION

Instructions: All fiction must be submitted by email. Please send to submissions@tachyonnode.com

Guidelines: Tachyon Node is seeking original science fiction, fantasy, romance, urban, horror, western, and contemporary stories. All genres are welcome. No subject should be considered off-limits, and we encourage writers to take chances with their fiction and push the envelope. We do not accept simultaneous submissions or multiple submissions. You may submit one science fiction story and one fantasy story once every seven days.

Format: Submissions should generally follow standard manuscript format, though we prefer single-spaced instead of double-spaced. Your manuscript may be submitted in either .RTF or .DOC format.

Word Count: We are open to stories of 2000-15,000 words. Stories of 10,000 words or less are preferred.

Pay Rate: Tachyon Node uses the royalty payment system. All contributors will get a percentage of royalties. The more you contribute, the more you earn.

Rights: To see which rights we’re seeking, please view our contract template for original fiction or our contract template for reprinted fiction.

Cover Letters: Your cover letter should contain the length of your story, your publishing history, and any other relevant information (e.g., if you send us a hard sf story about black hole clusters and your doctoral dissertation was on black hole clusters, mention that. If you’re an Anthropologist and your story deals with people interacting, mention that). If you’re not sure what should go in your cover letter, this article on cover letters might help.

Questions/Problems: Email submissions@tachyonnode.com for all fiction-related inquiries.

Rejections/Response Times: Be aware that we may receive a lot of submissions every month during our submissions periods. As such, we cannot offer personalized feedback on each story. If we say, “send more,” however, it does mean that we hope to see something else from you. Most rejections will be sent out within two business days, while stories being seriously considered may be held for up to two weeks. Please do not respond to rejection letters, even just to say “Thanks for the quick turnaround” etc. We appreciate the thought, but it is unnecessary and will just clutter up our editorial inbox.

Diversity Statement: We believe that the science fiction/fantasy/Romance/Western/ETC. genre’s diversity is its greatest strength, and we wish that viewpoint to be reflected in our story content and our submission queues; we welcome submissions from writers of every race, religion, nationality, gender, and sexual orientation.

OTHER SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Nonfiction: We are accepting non-fiction works: Research papers, thesis, studies, and ethnologies. Fiction word count applies, however, we are willing to serialize article(s) and pay royalty accordingly. You won’t know, if you don’t try.

Art: If you wish to have your art considered for Tachyon Node Magazine, please send an inquiry, along with a link to an online gallery (if possible), to submissions@tachyonnode.com. Please note that we only use 12 covers per year, and we will typically only purchase pre-existing pieces of art. We do occasionally commission original art for some of the fiction we publish, but that original artwork, a majority of the time, is all assigned in-house. In most cases, artwork may appear in the Rogue’s Gallery section of Tachyon Node.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

We welcome the submission of translations of stories from other languages. Stories that have never before been published in the English language would be considered “original.”

Sexual themes and stories with strong sexual content are acceptable, but Tachyon Node is not a market for erotica. If in doubt, feel free to send your story in and let our editors decide.

Tachyon Node is not a market for Fan-fiction. We are not legally allowed to consider publishing it.

Tachyon Node is not a market for poetry.

If you’re not sure if your story is suitable, don’t query; please just go ahead and submit it and let our editors decide

Thank you and until then,

 James

Publisher