sub-Q Magazine, which debuted in August 2015, has updated its writer’s guidelines and is currently open for submissions of short and long-form interactive fiction. Interactive fiction (IF) is a software simulating environment where players rely on text commands to guide characters and alter the environment.
The editors are accepting both text-based interactive stories and sequential art in the form of panels. Genres include science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism, weird tales, and mash-ups.
Writers must submit an in-depth proposal for interactivity.
Preferred word length: 1000-3500 words of one-time user experience (about five minutes of playthrough), maximum 5000 words of all possible user experiences.
Payment for original text-based works: 6 cents for prose; 3 cents for interactivity. If writer does both, payment is 9 cents per word.
Payment for sequential art: $8 per panel for art; $2 per panel for interactivity; or $10 per panel for both.
Tory Hoke serves as Editor-in-Chief.
This is an open reading period.