SciFi Lampoon Submission Guidelines First IssueSend us your best fantasy, sci-fi, and horror themed humor. We’re looking for flash (under 1000 words) and short fiction (7500 words, MAX), as well as high-res art, lampoon classifieds and ads.
Please use standard manuscript format. While there is no preferred font, please don’t select a font that will make our eyes bleed! We prefer .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. Text within the email body is also acceptable.
Foul language and sexuality is okay if it’s part of the story, but nothing too explicit—we aren’t looking for gore or erotica. It’s a humor mag, not a smut rag, so if it’s funny, it’s all good! Please, no fanfic.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please tell us ASAP if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Multiple submissions are okay, within reason. Try to keep it to just a couple—we don’t need your entire corpus of fiction. Feel free to send up to six pieces of flash fiction. Don’t forget to include your author bio in a separate document!
We don’t pay yet, so your reward (for now) is your written word in print. You keep rights to all your stories. We only want non-exclusive, worldwide, serial rights for electronics and print.
Once you submit, your work will be passed along to our editorial team for review. We will try to notify you within six weeks whether or not your submission is accepted or rejected.
Thank you for considering SciFi Lampoon! Good luck, and may the gods grok you
F. A. Q.
Q: Do you accept only sci-fi?
A: We accept humorous speculative fiction, an umbrella genre encompassing narrative fiction with supernatural or futuristic elements. This includes, but is not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, science fantasy, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, supernatural fiction as well as combinations thereof.
Q: What kind of short fiction are you looking for?
A: Humor. Satire. Spoof. It can be a humorous take on space operas, a satire of apocalyptic disasters, a spoof of heroic fantasies, fake ads & letters to the editor or a love advice column for human/alien couples. Use your imagination, damnit! Just keep our theme of speculative fiction in mind.
Q: Are you a hard copy magazine or eMag?
A: SciFi Lampoon will be available on Amazon as a hardcopy or Kindle e-magazine.
Q: When will the first issue be released?
A: We are currently accepting submissions. When our editors feel they have enough edited material, we’ll publish.