Submission Guidelines

What We’re Looking For

Chronoscope is looking for short fiction and art of any topic that falls under the category of science fiction or fantasy. No publication history is required—in fact, we encourage new and emerging writers to submit their work, which will be judged solely on the basis of quality. We accept unsolicited and simultaneous submissions.

How to Submit

To submit, send an email to submit@chronoscopemagazine.com with your works and your cover letter attached. The subject line should be SUBMISSION and your full name.


All submissions must be in standard manuscript format, though Times New Roman is acceptable as well. If you are unsure of that what entails, check out these links on how to format submissions.

  • Prose: up to 3 works at a time, with a limit of 10,000 words for each (preference is given to works under 5,000 words). Each work must be a separate document in .doc format.
  • Art: up to 5 pieces at a time, and both black-and-white and color are accepted. We consider photography, digital art, and fine art. All submissions must be in .jpg format.

Cover Letter

Along with your submissions, you must include a cover letter detailing the titles and length of your works, your previous writing experience and publishing history, and other relevant information (or the appropriate equivalents for artists). Also include whether your works are simultaneous submissions and whether they have previously been entered in any contests.

Simultaneous Submissions

Please inform us of any simultaneous submissions in your cover letter. If accepted elsewhere, let us know immediately at submit@chronoscopemagazine.com.

Response Time

You will be notified of rejections within a week, while any pieces being seriously considered may be held up to the submission deadline.


We ask for First Online Rights to publish. All rights revert back to the writer upon publication, though your works will be (with permission) archived permanently on our site.
Chronoscope accepts works that have been previously entered in art or writing competitions as long as it is within the rules of said competition and said works have not been consequently published.
If works are submitted elsewhere afterward, please credit Chronoscope as the magazine of original publication.


At this time, we do not offer monetary payment for published works.

Dubious Content?

Style and subject matter are never an issue with Chronoscope. We encourage experimental writing as long as it falls under science fiction and/or fantasy. If in doubt, don’t query; just send your work in and let the editors decide.
While explicit sexual content is accepted, bear in mind that this is not a market for erotica.
Fanfiction is not accepted.


If you have any problems or inquiries, email us at info@chronoscopemagazine.com.