Stories with sex, profanity, excessive violence, or that belittle traditional family values or religion will not be considered. To get a feel for what we will and will not accept, please purchase a sample copy. You can find single issue sales and subscription information on our website.
Simultaneous submissions will not be considered. All simultaneous submissions will be recycled without reply. Because of our current backlog, expect processing time to be around seven to nine months. Any questions or comments can be e-mailed to the fiction director at email@example.com.
ATTENTION: Due to the overwhelming amout of electornic slush that Leading Edge currently has, and due to the fact that we are shorter on staff in the Summer, our fiction submissions will be closing until further notice. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we encourage you to check back periodically so that you can submit as soon as we open up submissions.
Submissions may be sent to the following address with the appropriate genre in the attention line (fiction director or poetry director):
Leading Edge Magazine
Attn: [Genre] Director
Provo, UT 84602
Manuscripts may also be submitted electronically as attachments in .doc or .rtf form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to be forever loved?! Check out our logo contest...
Logo Of THE FUTURE
Hey Leading Edge fans! We're looking to change a few things about the magazine, but in order to do that, the magazine needs a new face. So. We're going to ask YOU for a little help.
We need a new logo. Something current, fresh (it is Leading Edge), and that will appeal to our audience. We're looking for the best logo for Issue 67, which will be published in December of 2014, and onward. In addition to a new logo, we'll also be unveiling several other new aspects to the magazine. We will pay the winner of this contest a sum of $50 to use the logo until it no longer appeases our audiences. Also, you'll get cred in every issue. Insta fame.
Send your logo designs to email@example.com, in .pdf format, where our lovely managing editor Kenna, and her trusty assistants Adam and Michela, will consider all submissions. Good luck!
All entries for this contest must be submitted by November 25, 2014.
Deadline: November 25, 2014
Stories under 10,000 words are preferred, though we will consider stories up to 15,000 words. Because Leading Edge is interested in helping new authors improve, each story is critiqued by at least two members of our staff; these comment sheets are returned to the author with our response. If you do not want your story critiqued, please let us know. Fiction payment is 1 (one) cent per word, $10.00 minimum, $50.00 maximum. The contributor receives a free electronic copy.
Poetry should reflect both literary value and popular appeal and should deal with science fiction- or fantasy-related themes. Payment is $10.00. The contributor receives a free electronic copy.
For both fiction and poetry, we purchase First North American serial rights.
Your manuscript should be printed on white paper. Make sure to double-space and use an easy-to-read font. Each page should be numbered and have 1-inch margins. The first page of your manuscript should include your name, street address, and e-mail address (if you have one). Include a cover letter with any publishing credits and any other relevant information. Always keep a copy of your manuscript for yourself. The postal system is not perfect, and Leading Edge is not responsible for lost or misdirected manuscripts.
Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your manuscript; if you don't, we have no way of responding to you. If your manuscript is disposable, include a regular envelope with one first-class stamp for submissions within the US, more for international submissions. If you would like your manuscript returned, include a manila envelope with sufficient postage. International submissions must be disposable due to difficulties presented by international postage. Please remember that we return 2-3 comment sheets per submission, so prepare adequately.