Tor.com has been a terrific market for short fiction since it launched in 2008, and it’s been open to over-the-transom stories from new writers that whole time. But starting Jan. 7, that’s going to change.
Tor.com announced today that they’re closing their doors to unsolicited submissions of fiction. This is too bad, since new and undiscovered writers need as many outlets as they can get (and I myself got published in Tor.com by submitting into their slushpile, back in 2010. Full disclosure: they’re also publishing my novel.) But it’s perhaps not surprising—now that original editors Patrick Nielsen-Hayden and Liz Gorinsky have been joined by Ellen Datlow, Ann VanderMeer, and Carl Engle-Laird, there’s a lot more people soliciting fiction and getting stories through other channels.
The good news? If you still want to submit a story to Tor.com, you have until Jan. 7 to get into their slush pile. All stories submitted before that date will be considered. [Tor.com]