Fiction Feature Guidelines

SFReader has has been online since 2002 and is one of the Internet’s oldest speculative fiction review sites. SFReader also accepts and publishes short story submissions for our SFReader Fiction Feature. This page contains all the information you need to know to submit your stories for consideration. The reading period …

Skin, by C. H. Newell

Jacob is not who he used to be. His eyes, his voice, even his breath smells the same, somehow. But he’s not my husband. Not anymore. Looking out at the garden, I find he’s more like an ornament. A tall, slender lawn decoration. A grownup gnome. The sun shines over …

Deadface, by Majo Pavlovic

Part One: The Doll The night was chilly, and the first snow covered the hills that surrounded this sleepy town like a jealous lover. Dave Burn, a self proclaimed clairvoyant, who made his fortune thanks to superstitious people, walked quickly through the dark streets to meet the cozy heat of …

Allotropy, by Edward Palumbo

Rochambeau Bill Rochambeau wore a long grey beard that the members of ZZ Top would have described as “a bit much”. His office was ice-cold, but that’s just the way he liked it. He shuffled some papers on his desk before addressing my inquiry. “Watson is a kook,” Rochambeau said …

Golden Needles, by Jack Ryan

Prince Syree knew that within six hours he would be dead. Standing tall and proud, his glossy skin and patagia a dark blue, he stared out at the rain drumming against the windows of the hexagonal mess hall. Lightning illuminated the slender, golden starships in the distance. The tip of …