Friday, September 9, 2011

Submit! Tin House: Weird Science

Tin House Spring 2012 theme: WEIRD SCIENCE

Improbable, far-fetched, real? Today's science headlines read like futuristic tales. From nanobots and neutrinos to architeuthis, the real is often stranger than the most speculative sci-fi. In that vein, we are looking for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that goes beyond the headlines into current, past, and future scientific explanations of "reality." We are open to speculative fiction, if there are humans involved.

Suggested deadline: October 1, 2011.

Please submit only one story or essay (ten-thousand-word limit), or up to five poems at a time. Multiple submissions will be returned unread.

We consider each submission for all upcoming issues regardless of theme, however, please feel free to make a note in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for a particular theme.

We shall do our best to respond within three months, however, in some cases this period may be longer. If you have not received a response from us within ninety days, we will be happy to respond to your e-mail inquiries. We do ask that you please wait until you hear back from us before submitting new work for consideration. Tin House does accept simultaneous submissions. In the event that the work is accepted for publication elsewhere, please do us the courtesy of informing us promptly. Only previously unpublished works will be considered for publication.

Our reading period is September 1-May 31; submissions received outside this reading period will be returned unread. Cover letters should include a word count and indicate whether the submission is fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Also, please note whether or not you would like your manuscript returned. Manuscripts transmitted via fax or e-mail will not be accepted for consideration. Only those processed through our online submission manager or sent by regular mail will be considered for publication.

Submissions can be mailed to Tin House, PO Box 10500, Portland, OR 97210. Please enclose an SASE (include an IRC with international submissions), or we cannot guarantee a response to or the return of your work.

For more information (including how to submit electronically), check out their website.


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