“Science fiction can be defined as that branch of literature which deals with the reaction of human beings to changes in science and technology.”

– Isaac Asimov

DARK STAR is a journal of science fiction as defined above. The submission form is at the bottom of the page, but please keep these requirements* in mind:

  • Stories should be between 500 and 3000 words
  • Please follow standard guidelines for your cover letter
    • The journal’s address may be omitted
  • No weird sci-fi

Simultaneous submissions are accepted but contact us promptly if your piece is published elsewhere. Also note, stories will be posted from six months to one year, in which time DARK STAR reserves First North American Serial Rights. Response time is typically no more than three months.

Need help with cover letter formatting?

Submission Form

Don’t be concerned with story formatting upon submitting. DARK STAR will request an attachment if your work is accepted.


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*Submissions that do not adhere to DARK STAR‘s requirements may be disregarded.