***Please note: as of 25.11.20 we are unfortunately not able to consider poetry or fiction submissions due to the number recently accepted - this temporary freeze on such submissions will be revised in the months to come. Please check back on this page for any updates***
Most of the material in Planet magazine and on the Planet website is commissioned, but we are willing to consider ideas for articles or reviews, and we accept unsolicited submissions of fiction and poetry.
We also have a lively online presence with original articles, videos and podcasts appearing on our website, we accept ideas for these as well.
For articles and reviews in the magazine, please familiarise yourself with it before contacting us. In the first instance, send an email to the address below with a brief synopsis of any proposed article.
Please feel free to submit poetry (4-6 poems) or short fiction (1 piece at a time). Most of the short fiction we publish is between 1500 and 2500 words. We are particularly interested in seeing work that connects in some way with the broad range of issues and concerns of the magazine. We aim to respond within 3 months, and sooner if the matter is time-sensitive.
We accept hardcopy and email submissions. Hardcopy should be typed and will not be considered unless accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope or sufficient International Reply Coupons to cover return postage. For overseas submissions, please note that 1 IRC is sufficient only for a reply letter. Please do not send originals.
For printed material, fees are £45.00 per 1000 words for prose (or part thereof) and £30.00 per poem. Payment is made on publication and is reflective of final word count.
For online material (Planet Extra) fees are £30 and pieces should be between 600-1000 words.
If your hardcopy submission is accepted for publication, you will need to send it in digital form, either on disc or as an email attachment as a digital text file.
For magazine submissions:
PO Box 44
01970 611255 - [email protected]