Submission Guidelines

Cossmass Infinities is open for submissions on the following dates:

  • For Black, Asian, Latin, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented authors: 1st – 7th of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
  • For All authors: 1st – 7th of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

i.e. Open during the first week of each month, alternating between BIPOC and general submissions.

  • Submission windows open and close at midnight UTC.
  • Submissions made outside of these times will be automatically rejected.

Cossmass Infinities is a Science Fiction and Fantasy short story magazine edited by Paul Campbell.

Please read and follow the instructions below before submitting to Cossmass Infinities.

  • Incomplete forms will be automatically rejected.
  • We are looking for original science fiction and fantasy short stories.
  • We are actively interested in stories from Black, Asian, Latin, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented authors.
  • We encourage new authors to submit.
  • We are looking for short stories between 2000–10,000 words.
  • We pay $0.08/word for original fiction.
  • The rights we wish to obtain are listed in the sample contract for original fiction.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
  • Multiple submissions are not accepted and will be rejected automatically. However, once you have received a rejection, you may immediately submit another story.
  • Your manuscript should be a plain document, containing ONLY the story title, author by-line, and the complete text of the story.
  • Do not use underlining in your manuscript for emphasis. Italics and bold are sufficient.
  • File formats must be either Word (.docx or .doc) or OpenDocument Text (.odt) file formats.
  • Files in other formats will be rejected.
  • Payment is through Paypal.
  • Submit only complete stories.
  • An email confirming receipt of your submission will be sent within 20 minutes of us receiving it. Note that your submission is sent to us via a email from the form processor service (formspree.io) which may occasionally take longer than 20 minutes to reach us. If you haven’t received a notification after a day then either resubmit your story or contact us.
  • Please allow 3 months for a decision, then feel free to reply to your notification email to enquire as to the status of your story.
  • Cossmass Infinities is published three times a year in January, May and September.

We look forward to reading your work.

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