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Title: Odyssey submission- fiction
Post by: Karen Bly on July 28, 2008, 05:45 AM
Hi all, i have another question. I'd like to send some fiction to Odyssey magazine. Their guidelines say query with outline, sources, bibliography, etc. which sounds like its for their nonfiction. Should I query about short fiction (less than 1000 words) or just send the story in? Thanks! Karen
Title: Re: Odyssey submission- fiction
Post by: mal on July 28, 2008, 06:07 AM
I would just send the entire story...and remember, it has to be science fiction.

Marcia
(editorial assistant for the Cobblestone mags)
Title: Re: Odyssey submission- fiction
Post by: Karen Bly on July 28, 2008, 06:49 AM
thanks so much for your reply!
Title: Re: Odyssey submission- fiction
Post by: Vijaya on July 28, 2008, 01:04 PM
Hi, Karen,
I've sold fiction to Odyssey and it's imperative that it fit the theme of the issue.  It doesn't necessarily have to be science fiction.  Mine were contemporary YA short stories.  Good luck.
Vijaya
Title: Re: Odyssey submission- fiction
Post by: Karen Bly on July 30, 2008, 05:46 AM
thanks vijaya!
Title: Re: Odyssey submission- fiction
Post by: wheelertop on July 31, 2008, 12:53 PM
Hi, Karen,
I've sold fiction to Odyssey and it's imperative that it fit the theme of the issue.  It doesn't necessarily have to be science fiction.  Mine were contemporary YA short stories.  Good luck.
Vijaya

But they have to be short stories with a science bent, right?
Title: Re: Odyssey submission- fiction
Post by: Vijaya on July 31, 2008, 01:10 PM
They have to fit the theme, Wheeler ...
For instance, I wrote a story about interracial dating where the theme was about skin and color.
Another story was about the relationship between two girls, one thin, one fat -- the theme was Weight.
These stories weren't particularly science-y ... but they fit the theme for that month.
Odyssey tries to run one fiction per issue ... so good luck!
Vijaya
Title: Re: Odyssey submission- fiction
Post by: wheelertop on July 31, 2008, 01:10 PM
Oh! That makes perfect sense. Thanks!