Fission - submission guidelines
Submissions for Fission are now closed. Fission is the annual BSFA anthology of original science fiction stories up to 5,000 words. We offer a contributor payment rate of 2 pence per word. One submission per author, simultaneous submissions welcome, but tell us when your work is accepted elsewhere so we can withdraw it from Fission. You don't need to be a BSFA member to submit.
We'll tell you when we open for submissions!
Fission #3 - ebooks now available!
Thanks to all who submitted to Fission #3.
Editors Eugen Bacon and Gene Rowe received 235 stories (over 700,000 words) in just two weeks! We shortlisted 40, whittled down to 20 superb stories. Pepping up this selection is our 21st story, a Spanish-English translation - our collaboration with the Spanish publication, Celsius.
We’re thrilled to share with you Fission #3 authors:
We are pleased to announce publication of the second volume of Fission #2, edited by Gene Rowe and Eugen Bacon. As before, thanks to all who submitted stories, we’re sorry we couldn't take more.
Fission #2 Volume 1
After two intense months of reading over 230 submissions, we’re pleased to announce that we very much enjoyed the stories, and will be publishing two volumes of Fission #2, edited by Eugen Bacon and Gene Rowe.
Congratulations to the following authors whose science fiction kept us enthralled, now available in Vol. 1:
Cover by South African author and artist, Stephen Embleton
Congrats to our stellar cast - Kevin Taylor's story is our hands-down pick for English-Spanish translation and publication in Celcius.
Remember, Fission ebooks are available to members for free download at BSFA online. You can buy print paperbacks on Amazon.
Fission #2 Volume 2
Congratulations to the following authors whose stories are out Vol. 2.
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Congratulations to everyone chosen!
New in 2021, Fission is our annual anthology of SFF fiction. Edited by Allen Stroud, and launched in collaboration with Spain's Celsius 232.
Fission aspires to grow to connect SFF communities around the world.
Our 2021 stories:
'The Aminals Marched in Two By Two' by Syeda Fatima Muhammad
The story chosen to be published in Celsius is 'Lyonesses' by So Mayer.
Fission #1 is now available for BSFA members in the 'Members Publication' area of the website. Login (top right) and then the webpage will be added to the 'Publications' section.