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AlienSkin Magazine

www.AlienSkinMag.com 

Editor/Publisher: Katherine A. Patterson

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Nonfiction

Description:

A monthly online Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror magazine, featuring Flash and Short fiction, Articles, Contests, FAQs on the technique of writing, Genre Round Robins, and a theme-based bulletin board forum, known as the Alien Space Station. We are a paying market for both Flash Fiction (250-1,000 words) and Short Fiction (1,001-3,500 words). Email submission are welcome. Please see our website for Guideline details.

~Contents~

 

The content of AlienSkin Magazine changes monthly with new stories, new articles, new FAQs, and new Round Robin additions.  Contests run bimonthly.

 

Featured Fiction:  
Each issue features 3-5 SFFH short fiction (1001 - 3,500 words) by new and previously published writers.  AlienSkin Magazine pays a SemiProrate of 1/2 cent/word for stories chosen for publication.

Flash Fiction:   
Each issue features 4-7 short short fiction (250 -1,000 words) by new and previously published writers.  AlienSkin Magazine pays a SemiProrate of 1/2 cent/word for stories chosen for publication. 

Non-Fiction Articles:  
Each issue features 3 articles (1 article for each of the 3 genres we publish.    Each 500 -1,000 words).  Articles are pretitled and themed by AlienSkin Magazine with future titles and themes listed under the Events section of the magazine.  AlienSkin Magazine pays a SemiProrate of 1/2 cent/word for articles chosen for publication. 

Round Robins (Stories-in-Progress):  
We offer 3 stories in progress (1 Round Robin per SFFH genre). AlienSkin magazine provides the story title and beginning paragraph.  Subsequent paragraphs, continuing the story, are provided by submissions by anyone who emails their paragraph to AlienSkin by the submission deadline.  Only one paragraph is selected each month for each of the Round Robin stories.   Honorable mentions, listing author name, are given to the 1st and 2nd runner up paragraphs each month, as well. 

Mail Bag:  
Comments and suggests received via email from readers and fans are posted in each issue. 

Writing FAQs:  
Each issue features 4-6 questions and answers on writing techniques to help writers hone their skills in the craft of short story writing.  AlienSkin welcomes and prints questions on writing from its readers.  The AlienSkin staff use various resources when researching answers to submitted questions, and will help direct writers to other sources when the staff fail to find a reliable answer to a submitted question. 

Bi-Monthly Sentence Contest:  
Each issue posts listings of current contest information under the Events Section of the magazine. AlienSkin Magazine provides 3 starter sentences.  Stories submitted for the contest must use the one of the starter sentences to begin the story, story length must not exceed 1,000 words in length, and stories must fit within the genres of science fiction, fantasy or horror.  One winning story is selected.  Entries are submitted via email within the body of an email to AlienSkin (attachments are not accepted).  Entry fee is $2.00US per entry.  Honorable mentions, listing author name, of the 1st and 2nd runners up are posted in the Winners Ring section of the magazine.  Winning story prize is $25.00US. 

Bi-Monthly Title Contest:  
Each issue posts listings of current contest information under the Events Section of the magazine. AlienSkin Magazine provides 3 story Titles.  Stories for the contest must use the one of the provided Titles.  The story submitted as entries must somehow relate to the chosen title, story length must not be more than 1,000 words in length, and stories must fit within the genres of science fiction, fantasy or horror.  One winning story is selected.  Entries are submitted via email within the body of an email to AlienSkin (attachments are not accepted).  Entry fee is $2.00US.  Honorable mentions, listing author name, of the 1st and 2nd runners up are posted in the Winners Ring section of the magazine. Winning story prize is $25.00US.

 

Updated on: 01/14/03

 

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