Great news! Tor.com is once again accepting manuscripts.
Almost a year ago, I posted that Tor had closed to submissions so that they could get caught up on their slush pile. Sadness!
They have now re-opened for submissions of “speculative fiction.” I went to their site to find out exactly what they meant by this since there are as many definitions as there are stories.
“We define ‘speculative fiction’ broadly, including SF, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and related genres. We want our stories to represent the full diversity of speculative fiction, and encourage submissions by writers from underrepresented populations. This includes but is not limited to writers of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and ability, as well as characters and settings that reflect these experiences.” They want stories that are under 12,000 words.
If you think that you have something that would be a good fit, check out their complete guidelines here. As always, happy submitting!