Check out the changes to the Aurealis submission guidelines. The two main changes are:
- We’re now open to submissions in English from anywhere in the multiverse.
- We now have two reading periods: 1 February—31 May and 1 August—31 October.
Some of the things that haven’t changed:
- We’re still looking for science fiction, fantasy or horror short stories between 2000 and 8000 words.
- Subscribers are still fast-tracked through the assessment process.
- We still don’t publish reprints, poetry or novel extracts, and we don’t serialise longer works.
It’s not too late to apply to be a Reader for Aurealis magazine. We are looking to expand our team of Readers. If you love science fiction, fantasy and/or horror, feel you have a discerning eye for a good story, and would like to read and assess short story submissions to Aurealis, please contact our Submissions Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org with your expression of interest by 31 January 2016. Please include the titles of the three novels you last read, plus the titles of your favourite novel and your favourite short story and why they are your favourites in 50-100 words.
Submissions are now open for non-fiction contributions for Aurealis in 2016. Aurealis is published 10 times a year from February to November.
The Editors are interested in non-fiction between 500 and 2000 words of interest to readers and writers of SF, fantasy and horror. These include humorous pieces, serious articles and interviews. Preference is given to non-fiction where some visuals are included.
This year’s highlights include Lachlan Walter’s ‘Dissecting SF’ series, time travel, flying cars and interviews with Shane Abbess, the Spierig Brothers, John Scalzi, Peter Hamilton and Thoraiya Dyer. Gillian Pollack has been exploring early Aust SF through the works of Linebarger and Shute.
So if there’s something going on (or did go on) in the world of SF, fantasy and horror in Australia that you’d like to share, please let us know. If all you have is an idea, then a little encouragement is all you will need.
Our payment is $20 per 1000 words. Send all non-fiction and queries to email@example.com.