The SFF Del Sol Review

Submissions Policy


SFF Del Sol is currently looking for quality speculative short fiction in all its forms (SF, fantasy, urban, steampunk, etc.) for publication. Submissions must be formatted in a standard manner and from 500 to 6000 words in length. We also accept excerpts from novels-in-progress up to 6000 words (please include a one page synopsis with novel excerpt). Also, please include a short bio (150 words max) we can place on the website.

SFF Del Sol obtains exclusive electronic rights for six months following publication and non-exclusive rights after six months. Stories must be previously unpublished and thoroughly proofed. By contributing, you affirm that you have read and agree with the submission guidelines on this page. We ask that subsequent publication of the same story, whether print or electronic, acknowledge first publication in SFF Del Sol.

Please don't send us the kind of trope-heavy material that Clarkesworld, for example, would reject out of hand. Zombies, vampires, dragons, among other things are avoided by us unless you have a brand new spin on the subject. Overall, we're looking for sharp narrative, strong hooks, and unpredictable storyline progression. Also, please write a great first line!

Submissions, conjecture and questions to Richard : sffeditor ( at )

All works submitted should reside in the body of the mail, or attached as an .rtf file (Rich Text Format). If necessary, italics may be indicated by use of the following characters: [i]...[/i].

About Editor

Richard Hacker is the author of DIE BACK, a fantasy thriller published by Del Sol Press, and three other published novels, humorous crime thrillers set in Texas. He is currently working on the follow-on novel to DIE BACK, and a humorous sci-fi novel, THE BIFURCATION OF DUNGSTEN CREASE.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University, Richard Hacker's writing has been recognized by the Writer's League of Texas and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. As a judge in literary contests such as PNWA and ChicLit, he enjoys the opportunity to give writers honest critique to move their craft forward.

Since reading the adventures of Tom Swift and the stories of Jules Verne as a kid, Richard has been a fan of science fiction and speculative fiction in general.

A longtime resident of Austin, Texas, he moved to Seattle in 2009.