Submission Guidelines

Moonbeams and Starships Magazine publishes new, provocative, and heart-felt fantasy and science fiction. We publish stories and articles written exclusively by women and feature strong female protagonists.

We are accepting submissions for the new magazine. We are especially looking for new, emerging authors and Independent authors. We accept stories up to 25,000 words. The best length is between 2,500 and 7,500 words. We are also accepting submissions for art, both for the covers and for inside the magazine.

We accept original work only from women, and the stories must feature a strong female protagonist. If you write as a team, the woman must play a major role in the writing. We love diversity in our authors and in the stories we publish.

Cooperation and partnership is one of our core values. We will support you and appreciate your support of us. A rising tide floats all boats!

We ask all contributors to promote the magazine and the issue their story or art appears in on their social media channels and to their newsletter subscribers. To reward and incentivize our contributors for their cross promotion, we pay royalties and affiliate fees.

Download our Submission Guidelines for all the details.


Moonbeams and Starships is looking for new, exciting, well-written stories with emotional depth. Explore emotions, from the raw and gritty to the light and fluffy, and everything in between. Violence, swearing, and some sex is okay (just not erotica, we have younger readers). The main protagonist must be female.

We welcome stories in the following sub-genres of the fantasy and science fiction genre. If it’s a F&SF subgenre, we most likely will welcome it!

  • Urban fantasy
  • High and low fantasy
  • Science fantasy
  • Science fiction (soft—if it would fit in Asimov’s or Analog, it isn’t for this magazine)
  • Space opera
  • Secondary worlds
  • Fantasy romance
  • SF romance
  • Paranormal romance
  • Epic fantasy
  • Dark or Grim dark fantasy
  • Young adult fantasy
  • Magic and Dragons
  • Myth and Fairytale retellings
  • Midlife fantasy
  • Steampunk


Novella: 10,000 – 25,000 words

Short Fiction: up to 10,000 words

Flash: under 1,500 words



Poems should be less than 500 words.



We are accepting proposals for a weekly or monthly column to include on our website and online editions. If you have an idea for a series of articles that fit with fantasy and science fiction stories submit a proposal. Please keep in mind our focus and mission of highlighting women authors and strong female protagonists.

We are looking for thoughtful articles about women in fantasy and science fiction, either as authors or as characters. These articles will be in the online and pdf versions.


We are looking for beautiful, interesting, amazing art for the covers and for the inside of the online publication.

Download our Submission Guidelines for all the details.

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