Submissions for The Binge-Watching Cure III, Science Fiction Edition, are closed. They were opened January 20th to July 1st, 2020. Please reference our Science Fiction page for more information on deadline and desired themes. Below are our general submission preferences.
Please email us your story at bingecurebook(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com in DOC, DOCX, RTF, or PDF format, double spaced with human being-readable margins, and in a sensible font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier. Don’t put your story in the body of the email.
Our FAQ has more information on what kind of stories we’re looking for and what kind of stories are not a match for The Binge-Watching Cure.
Please include a brief bio in your cover letter, as well as your contact information in both the manuscript and cover letter. Briefly summarize the plot or provide a synopsis of your story and let us know what genre or subgenre, if any, your story is. If your story has been published elsewhere, let us know where and when. (Previously published stories are perfectly okay, but stories that are currently online are not okay.) Content is more important than format, so don’t sweat things like line breaks.
Please submit only one story at a time and read our FAQ about multiple submissions.
Use “Last name – SF – word length category” as the subject line of your email for The Science Fiction Edition of The Binge-Watching Cure.
If you have a query about your submission, please use our contact page. If you write to us at the submissions address we might not see your message for a long while.
We are looking for stories within 15 percent of the following word counts, and within 20 percent for stories 10,000 words and longer. If a number has been crossed out, that story length has been filled.
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Be sure to include the following in your cover letter. We can’t consider your story without:
1. A short synopsis or summary– a sentence to a paragraph is fine. It’s okay to include spoilers in your synopsis.
2. What genres or sub-genres your story fits into.
3. Your bio. If you have a website, Twitter handle, Facebook page or other internet presence, include that, too.
4. If your story has been previously published, let us know where and when.