Moonbeams and Starships Magazine publishes new, provocative, and emotional fantasy and science fiction. We publish stories and articles written exclusively by women and feature strong female protagonists. We love publishing the work of new, emerging authors and Independent authors.

Moonbeams and Starships is a digital online and ebook magazine. Previews of the stories and articles in our current and past issues will be available to read for free on our website. To read the entire story or article, you’ll need to purchase the issue.

In addition to the online version, issues are published as eBooks (pdf, mobi, and epub). The eBooks will be available for purchase on our website as well as the major ebook retailers such as Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes and Noble.

We publish bi-monthly (6 times a year). Each issue will include original stories, poetry, art, interviews, and non-fiction articles. The number of stories published in an issue depends on the submissions we receive. At a minimum, we expect to publish:

  • Two Novellas (1 fantasy, 1 science fiction)
  • Six Short Stories (3 fantasy, 3 science fiction)
  • Two Poems
  • Two Flash Fiction
  • One Essay

You’ll find a wide range of sub-genre stories in our pages, including, but not limited to:

  • Urban fantasy
  • High and low fantasy
  • Science fantasy
  • Science fiction (soft–no need for a science degree to enjoy our stories!)
  • Secondary worlds
  • Paranormal romance
  • Epic fantasy
  • Dark fantasy
  • Young adult fantasy
  • Magic and Dragons
  • Myth and Fairytale retellings
  • Midlife fantasy