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Submission Guidelines

Submissions are now closed. Our next general submission window will open on March 1, 2022 at 12:01 A.M. Pacific Standard Time. Please see below for full submission window schedule.

All submissions to Solarpunk Magazine are done via Moksha. Any submissions received via email will be deleted without a response.

Please read the full submission guidelines on our Moksha page before submitting your work.

2022 Submission Window Schedule:

All submission periods begin at 12:01 am PST.
All submission periods end at 11:59 pm PST.

January 1-14, 2022
March 1-14, 2022
May 1-14 2022
July 1-14, 2022
September 1-14, 2022
November 1-14, 2022

2022 Issue Release Schedule:

Issue #1 – January 11
Issue #2 – March 8
Issue #3 – May 10
Issue #4 – July 12 (Theme: Colorful Roots (all-BIPOC issue))
Issue #5 – September 13 (Theme: Solarpunk Labor)
Issue #6 – November 8 (Theme: Lunarpunk)

If you are submitting a piece that was written with one of our themed issues in mind, you may submit it during any open submission period, but please keep in mind that response times for themed issues may be longer than our normal process. Please use one of the following hashtags in your cover letter to indicate to us that it’s intended for a themed issue:


The Basics:

Simultaneous submissions: No
Unsolicited reprints: No
Translations: Yes
Multiple Submissions: No, not within each category. But you can enter one submission per category per submission period. For example, you can submit one short story, poetry, and a nonifiction article all in the same submission window using each individual submission portal.

Basic Formatting:

Times New Roman or comparable font
12pt font
Double spaced (poetry does not need to be double spaced)
Indented paragraphs, and no extra space after paragraphs (also not needed for poetry)
Number your pages
.doc, .docx, or .pdf for text files
.jpg or .png 330+ DPI for image files

Word Counts & Pay Rates:

Solarpunk Magazine pays professional market rates for fiction as defined by SFWA.
Our rates are as follows:

Fiction: 500-7500 words ($.08 per word, $100 minimum)
Poetry: up to 5 poems or 5 pages of poems, whichever is shorter. ($40 per poem)
Nonfiction: 1000-2000 words ($75 per essay or article)
Cover Art: $100 for reprints, $300 for original unpublished
Interior Art: $50 for reprints, $150 for original unpublished

If your submission is accepted, a copy of our publishing contract will be emailed to you to read, sign, and return.

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