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Planets Rising

Submission Guidelines

***SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN NOW IN ALL CATEGORIES ***

Letters to the Editor and ALL Submissions must go to: [email protected].

Please specify which section you wish your submission to go in your email title: into Fiction, Poetry, Multimedia, Entertainment, or the Little Space Cadets! We will distribute them to the specific editor from the address above. We will probably lose your submission if you fail to specify submission type.

Detailed Submission Guidelines by Section:

Fiction Submission Guidelines

In the Subject Line include: Fiction Submission: Title (Word Count) Author’s last name

PLEASE READ AND HEED these Guidelines carefully prior to submitting. Failure to follow them will cause immediate rejection.

  • Format: Word Count can be from 60 to 5,000 words. Submission format: docx. doc. or rtf. attached to the email. Times New Roman, Double Space, one half to one inch indented paragraph. No double space after each sentence. Separate sections of the story with *** only. See Shun format rules for fiction: https://www.shunn.net/format/classic.
  • Cover letter: Please include a brief cover letter WITHOUT summarizing the story. You may add a 100 word max third person biography, which we may add with your permission at the end if we accept the story.
  • Multiple submissions accepted. If accepted, please withdraw other submissions elsewhere.

We will list open submission periods in social email announcements. Response time will be up to one month. I will send acceptance or decline letters to all authors. I will make comments on stories in these letters unless otherwise requested by the author in their cover letter. We may request rewrites and provide notice of issue publication separately. Please translate all stories into English for consideration, although the original language story version should be included.

Poetry Submission Guidelines:

In the Subject Line include: Poetry Submission: Title (Word Count) Author’s last name

PLEASE READ AND HEED these Guidelines carefully prior to submitting. Failure to follow them will cause immediate rejection.

  • Format: Word Count must be less than 1,000 words. Submission format: docx. doc. or rtf. attached to the email. Times New Roman, Double Space, one half to one inch indented paragraph. No double space after each sentence. Separate sections of the story with *** only. See Shun format rules for fiction: https://www.shunn.net/format/classic.
  • Cover letter: Please include a brief cover letter WITHOUT summarizing the story. You may add a 100 word max third person biography, which we may add with your permission at the end if we accept the story.
  • Multiple submissions accepted. If accepted, please withdraw other submissions elsewhere. Please, no reprints.

We will list open submission periods in social email announcements. Response time will be up to one month. We will send acceptance or decline letters to all authors. We will make comments on poems in these letters unless otherwise requested by the author in their cover letter. We may request rewrites and provide notice of issue publication separately. You may submit poems in any language as long as you provide an English translated copy for editorial review.

Multimedia Submission Guidelines:

In the Subject Line include: Multimedia Submission: Title (Word Count) Author’s last name

PLEASE READ AND HEED these Guidelines carefully prior to submitting. Failure to follow them will cause immediate rejection.

  • Submissions must be 100% original Photography/Graphic 2D and 3D Art, video, 3D, Rendering. Square, circular, landscape and portrait graphics may be up to 24MB in size (25MB is max accepted in Gmail per their restrictions) as an attachment. You should also send a Thumbnail: 1920 x1080 with no watermarks. Your digital signature or logo are welcome. Please, no re-posting of pictures that are self-published or from other sites. We may display your art within our site in a digital format or in its companion print magazine, with credits given.

  • By submitting you agree and understand: We may present your material in partnership with text or any other form the Editors deem appropriate.

  • We will store all multimedia submissions and videos on our server. We will not address any legal matters brought by you regarding a submission. Understand our Terms of Use thoroughly prior to submitting!

  • You will keep your copyright for your art displayed on our site. This site will not license or sell your art without your express permission. We may use the contribution for the magazine and/or advertising thereof to grow of our online community, and possibly for other items such as contests or charity. If accepted, please withdraw your art from further consideration elsewhere.

  • Your submission should not exceed over one line of explanation to understand your intent to the viewer, unless it accompanies an editorial, story, or poem you wrote.

  • Everything is in the beholder’s eye. In this case, we (the editors) are the beholder.

  • Battles and attacks of mechanical and scientific nature must be in original 3D or CGI. Everything must happen in space or on an alien landscape and be from your imagination.

  • Human representation must be imaginary. Please, no photos of celeb faces or others without written consent.

  • Our preference is for a peaceful creative imaginary world, we will consider others.

  • Kindly keep calligraphy in your art to a minimum and display in English ONLY or any creative space language. Examples include rocket numbers or signs, etc. We may translate or reformat them for non-English language versions of the magazine and publish them pending your approval. Please do not use foreign languages in initial submission graphics to avoid misinterpretation.

  • You may use your original name or a pseudonym to sign your work. If you are already on Mars and want to share the view from your porthole, we are interested and willing to display it.

  • Strictly forbidden: Submissions that visualize pornography, anti-racial or hate politics, personal attacks on local or world leaders, or any other illegal and disturbing images. Avoid links to existing politics or arms. Avoid representations of slaughtering and blood. Subliminal messaging discovered within your art will void your submission, and we will disallow further contributions.

  • We will not be held responsible for content loss, permanent or temporary. Storage space on the Internet is precarious because of hackers from earth or space. We will do our best to keep things safe, but we recommend you maintain copies of submitted work.

  • We will notify you if we accept your submission or if we do not choose it.

  • Terms of Use can change at any time. We suggest you check them from time to time. You may address questions regarding the Terms of Use to: [email protected]. All communication should be in English. Thank you.

Translators and volunteers for our site are always welcome!


Entertainment Submission Guidelines:

In the Subject Line include: Entertainment Submission: Title (Word Count) Author’s last name

PLEASE READ AND HEED these Guidelines carefully prior to submitting. Failure to follow them will cause immediate rejection.

  • Format: Word Count can be from 60 to 1,000 words, with some flexibility. Submission format: docx. doc. or rtf. attached to the email. Times New Roman, Double Space, one half to one inch indented paragraph. No double space after each sentence. Separate sections of the article with *** only. See Shun format rules for fiction: https://www.shunn.net/format/classic.
  • Composition: Articles may present new films, television series, animation, music, books, and authors. In keeping with the Planets Rising’s dialectic. Articles should be about speculative entertainment, fantasy and science fiction, and/or light horror. We will typically select optimistic reviews over pessimistic. Avoid summarizing the entertainment, preferably provide a premise to invite interest, intrigue, and excitement about the production.
  • Images and Clips: We prefer links to the official website, however, still images and video clips properly identifying property rights by the producer are acceptable.
  • We will send acceptance and rejection letters out for all submissions, with comments unless otherwise specified by the author. Asgardian projects and authors are of particular interest. We will happily advertise author books and other productions if given permission. As the magazine will be available to minors, please limit or exclude foul language and graphic images.

Little Space Cadets Submission Guidelines:

In the Subject Line include: Little Space Cadets Submission: Title (Word Count) Author’s last name

PLEASE READ AND HEED these Guidelines carefully prior to submitting. Failure to follow them will cause immediate rejection.

  • The Editor of the Little Space Cadets accepts and rejects submissions that cover this section. We desire tales that raise awareness for children and young people of the importance of space. The details described in these stories should come from our visions of life in Asgardia in the future, and include astronomical issues.

  • The size and format of all submissions must be up to 1000 words with image graphics up to 24 MB (25MB is max accepted in Gmail per their restrictions)

  • We shall devote part of the Little Space Cadets to the little ones. They can send pictures, drawings, comics, and some stories where they tell us in their own words about their love for space.

  • One of the significant challenges for us is to present innovative materials that encourage young people to learn more about space, especially considering many of them are children of Asgardians, who commit to the mission of the Nation. We want to encourage the teaching of these lessons in Asgardian schools. Knowledge of space is essential for all Asgardians.

  • The stories should be on A4 size paper. Please submit drawings in color, 2D Photography/Graphic presentation and 3D Art in any multimedia format. You may also submit puzzles, drawings to color, and cut-outs. The age range is 7 to 16 years old. Your photos/art/videos when submitted to our site will retain their copyright, and we will identify authors, unless otherwise requested.

  • The languages we prefer are English and Spanish. You can translate the stories for the benefit of the editor. We may use them in creating a podcast in one’s native language.

  • On acceptance of a minor’s work, we require parents to complete, sign, and return a consent form allowing publication of their child’s art, story, puzzle, or video. Prior to its appearance in Planets Rising.

Signals Submission: Restricted to editorial staff only. Any Planets Rising editor may submit an essay of less than 250 words to [email protected] for consideration.

National Communique Submission: We reserve this section for the dissemination of official Asgardian communications. We restrict submissions to members of the government of Asgardia.

National Communique Submission Guidelines:

In the Subject Line include: National Communique Submission: Title (Word Count) Author’s last name and Government Title

PLEASE READ AND HEED these Guidelines carefully prior to submitting. Failure to follow them will cause immediate rejection.

  • Format: Word Count can be from 500 to 1,250 words. Submission format: docx. doc. or rtf. attached to the email. Times New Roman, Double Space, one half to one inch indented paragraph. No double space after each sentence. Separate sections of the story with *** only. See Shun format rules for fiction: https://www.shunn.net/format/classic.
  • Cover letter: Please include a brief cover letter WITHOUT summarizing the Communique. You may add a 100 word max third person biography, which we may add with your permission at the end if we accept the Communique.

Response time will be up to one month. We will send acceptance or decline letters to all authors. We will make comments on stories in these letters unless otherwise requested by the author in their cover letter. We may request rewrites and provide notice of issue publication separately. Please translate all Communique into English for consideration.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]