Hello – thank you for reading the Interzone submissions guidelines.

First of all, —Interzone is always open to unsolicited submissions of fantastika of between 2,000 and 17,500 words from everyone, whoever or wherever you are.

If you are not sure about what is included under the umbrella of fantastika, check out the excellent entry on The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

I strongly recommended that you read Interzone before submitting. Being familiar with what Interzone has published will improve your chances of acceptance. If you are unable to buy Interzone, but would like to review the stories Interzone has published, please email editors [at] interzone [dot] press and I will point you in the right direction.

I am looking for original, unpublished stories. Please do not query about reprints.

I accept simultaneous submissions.

I do not (usually) accept multiple submissions.

If you receive a rejection from me, please wait three weeks before submitting again.

Payment is (EUR) 1.5¢ per word (one and one-half euro cents).

Stories should be in standard manuscript format (double spaced, good margins, contact email, approximate word count, page numbers) and saved as a Word document. Email your submission as an attachment to: submissions [at] interzone [dot] press

You don’t need to provide a postal address on your manuscript.

Don’t spend too long on a cover letter: just introduce yourself and tell me who you are and what you think I need to know.

Do not be discouraged by a form rejection. You can always try me with something new – I am eager to read your work.

If your story has been rejected for IZ Digital, don’t submit to Interzone—I will already have considered that option.

Please query submissions [at] interzone [dot] press if you have any questions.


Gareth Jelley, Editor & Publisher, Interzone & IZ Digital