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What is the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly?

The Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is an online magazine devoted to science fiction romance. Each issue includes news, reviews, opinion columns, and an original, exclusive short story–all for free!

Discover the latest book releases and get the inside scoop on which stories are right for you. Think of it as a one-stop trip for all your sci-fi romance needs.

What is science fiction romance?

In a nutshell, it’s a romance that takes place in a technological setting and has an upbeat ending. Some stories have more science fictional elements and some have less, but generally the stories focus on the intersection of technology and romance. Read the Editorial from Issue 1 to get an idea of what it means to Editor, Kaz Augustin.

Who are the team members behind the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly?

We’re people who are serious about science fiction romance! Want to know more? Visit the Contributors section.

Do you represent any particular publisher?

No, we are an independent entity with a love of SF romance, regardless of whether itโ€™s traditionally, or independently, published. The story is key.

How many issues can I look forward to a year?

Four issues. Our current planned schedule is: February 28, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

What kinds of books will you feature?

As space and time permits, we’ll cover a broad range of titles ranging from romantic SF to erotic sci-fi romance. There’ll be something for everyone!

I don’t want to read the issue on the website. Is a download available?

Downloads will be available in PDF, Mobi and EPUB formats.

Great! Where can I get a copy?

Visit this page to download your copy in either EPUB, Mobi or PDF.

Can I subscribe to the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly?

We’re working on a subscription service so readers can be notified when the new issue is out. Stay tuned for more information.

I’d like to submit a short story. What are the guidelines?

See our submission guidelines here.

Can I pitch you my guest column idea?

Thanks for your interest. Currently, the guest column is by invitation only.

How do I submit my artwork for your consideration?

Like our fiction, Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly is looking for standout artwork to decorate the cover of our magazine. The ratio weโ€™re after is roughly 2.4 by 2.8. Please make sure the width of your image is at least 1500px, with a minimum resolution of 140dpi. Also remember that we need a lot of space to place the teasers for the issue, so make sure the focus of your art is either in the centre or only on one side of the image. Payment varies, depending on our ad revenue, but we pay a minimum US$60 via Paypal upon publication. Send submissions to Artwork โ€œatโ€ SciFiRomanceQuarterly dot org

Are archives of past issues available?

Yes!

I have a question not covered by the FAQ. How can I get in touch with you?

If you have any questions not covered by this FAQ, send an email to Editor #at# SciFiRomanceQuarterly #dot# org

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  • 16 February, 2015 at 9:02 am Karl Rademacher

    SUBJECT: The Write Well Award for published fiction

    Dear Editor/Publisher:

    The newly established Write Well Award for outstanding published fiction is seeking nominations from the editors of all print and online journals for the publication year 2014.

    This award is sponsored by the Silver Pen Writers Association (http://www.silverpen.org) and will be an annual event. Winning stories will be published in an anthology in both print and e-book formats. There are no entry fees.

    Each press may nominate up to three stories. The deadline is April 30, 2015. Complete information and instructions for submitting are available at the website: http://www.writewellaward.com/

    We hope that you will take this opportunity to bring further recognition to your deserving authors.

    Sincerely,

    Karl Rademacher
    CEO Silver Pen Writers Association

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  • 10 April, 2015 at 4:16 am Tara Smith

    Is it possible for me to offer the Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly on my website as a download? Not for profit or anything just as something they can look at and then lead to your site. Or maybe a link?

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    • 10 April, 2015 at 7:30 am SFRQ

      That’s a lovely thought, Tara. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Here’s the thing: the downloads are pretty big and we wouldn’t feel right expecting other people to cater for the added website bandwidth. But a link to our site would be nice and very much appreciated, especially if it came with some words of encouragement from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • 11 April, 2015 at 12:29 am Tara Smith

        Cool. Yeah I realized how big it was. But I am definitely working on the length and some very positive things to say about Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly.

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  • 30 October, 2016 at 1:23 am Amanda

    The submission guidelines link leads to a 404 error.

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    • 17 January, 2017 at 7:39 am SFRQ

      Thanks Amanda. I’ll get rid of it.

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