State Of Matter

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About Us

State of Matter was formed with the idea to uplift and promote, primarily, the wide diversity of Indian and South-East Asian voices. We believe that speculative fiction holds the power to develop the future or analyze the past in the most creative ways possible. So if your story/poetry contains elements that are imaginative or unreal for the current world, or presents an entirely different view of it, share it with us.

Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines

  • All submissions must be made through our Submission Form
  • We allow simultaneous submissions; No multiple submissions or re-submissions.
  • We are looking for First World publishing rights, so please do not send us works already published on the web or elsewhere.

Submission Genre

We are looking for Speculative Fiction stories and poetry, which is a broadly defined category and includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Obscure and other slipstream genres. While sexual themes are not frowned upon, kindly refrain from sending us hard erotica or gore. Apart from book reviews or interviews, we are quite liberal in the form of non-fiction entries we receive.

Submission Length

  • Fiction / Non-Fiction : up to 10000 words
    • Times New Roman, 12 pt
    • Double spaced
  • Poetry: up to 3 pages
    • Times New Roman, 12 pt
    • Single spaced

Response Time

We usually respond within 4 weeks. Please follow up with us at editor@stateofmatter.in in case you haven’t heard back from us.

In case of withdrawals, please send us an email to the above address stating the reason.