Science Fiction Edition

The first edition of The-Binge Watching Cure encompassed a huge variety of genres. The second edition centered on horrific themes that kept us up at night. For the third volume, we are abandoning earthly conventions entirely in favor of the weird, wild worlds of science fiction.

So what is science fiction? SF features stories based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social, environmental, and evolutionary changes. That is just a textbook definition.

Science fiction has a huge range of subgenres, and I’d love to see them all. Alien races, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic futures, colonization, cyberpunk, etc. Remember, first and foremost, this is a science fiction anthology. It’s okay if your story has some genre crossover, but we are less likely to accept an alien invasion that reads like zombie novella.

For the SF volume, we are offering a one-time payment of $100 for each story. We will be licensing the non-exclusive print and electronic book rights, including foreign-language rights (but not audio, film rights, or magazine rights). Your name and bio will be included along with your story.

Submissions will open January 20th and close July 1st.

Use “Last name – SF – word length category” as the subject line of your email.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page. Our FAQ page has more detail about the kind of stories we’re looking for as well as details on formatting and publication details.

Ready to submit? Hop over to our submissions page.

Update: We received around 926 submissions for this anthology. As of 08/09/2020, approximately 507 have been rejected. I’m working my way through them at a steady pace.

Word lengths

100
200
500
750
1,000
1,500
2,000
2,500 – Filled (TBA)
3,500
4,000
4,500
6,000
7,000
8,000
9,000
10,000
15,000 – “Groomers” by Andrew Thomson
20,000
25,000

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