Speculative Fiction Markets

Tor.com Calls for Nonfiction Sci-Fi/Fantasy Article Pitches from Freelance Writers

Popular sci-fi/fantasy site Tor.com (est. 2008) is currently accepting queries for original nonfiction articles and blog posts, including essays, opinion pieces, reviews, commentary, and list-style articles. The site attracts over 1.5 million avid readers monthly.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden, the staff is interested in publishing:

  1. Author appreciations
  2. Essays on classic or overlooked works of SF/F
  3. SF/Fantasy in translation (international SF/F)
  4. Nostalgia-driven looks at older film/TV
  5. Manga and Anime
  6. Internet/Geek culture
  7. Science and technology

Successfully published articles have included topics on gaming, science and technology, young adult literature, Manga and Anime, and SF culture.

The editors strongly encourage submissions from marginalized and underrepresented writers of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Word length: 1K-2K words per piece. Submit original content only.

Payment: discussed individually based on topic and content. Tor.com is a competitive paying writer’s market. Writers also get a byline, a short bio, and become part of the website’s contributors credits.

Writers will need to query first with samples or published articles. Read the writer’s guidelines at Tor.com’s website.


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