Please note that while we do pay for original content (see rates below), Little Blue Marble’s current operating budget supports only one or two paid pieces per month. As we grow, we will be happy to increase that number and our pay rates. If all our paid slots are filled, but you would still like to support our mission, we do appreciate and accept content donated under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives license. Donated content must still undergo editorial approval.

Little Blue Marble is currently CLOSED TO UNSOLICITED PAID SUBMISSIONS. We are always open to donated content. See below for how to submit.

We welcome submissions from writers from underrepresented populations. This includes, but is not limited to, writers of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, class, and physical or mental ability. Climate solutions will come from the diversity and potential of the entire human species, and we want our content to reflect that.

FICTION

What we’re looking for: We publish speculative fiction up to 2000 words that examines humanity’s possible futures living with anthropogenic climate change. We prefer fiction with a hopeful outlook, but the occasional dystopia might fit too.

NON-FICTION

What we’re looking for: We are most interested in pitches for articles, essays, and think pieces on climate change, and profiles of people on the front lines of climate work in the 1000-2000 word range. If possible, please include a couple of short writing samples and links to your published work on other sites.

We do not encourage articles on spec—please send us clear, thoroughly outlined pitches on specific topics.

We are not currently interested in Q&A-style interviews, video blogging, Kickstarter projects, or promotional/marketing materials.

Upon publication, contributors receive a byline, a short bio at the end of each published post, and are listed as a Little Blue Marble contributor.

HOW TO SUBMIT

All submissions should be sent to submissions (at) littlebluemarble (dot) ca.

If submitting fiction, please put FICTION SUBMISSION – STORY TITLE in the subject line.

If submitting a non-fiction proposal, please put NON-FICTION SUBMISSION – ARTICLE TITLE in the subject line.

If you are submitting content you are willing to donate under a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives license, please indicate so somewhere in your submission e-mail.

Submission format: All submissions should be in standard manuscript format, double spaced with a legible font. Submissions should be in .RTF or .DOCX format.

Little Blue Marble accepts works that have been previously published elsewhere. Please state in your submission if this work is a reprint.

We do not accept multiple submissions. You may only submit one story at a time. You may submit another once we have responded to your first submission.

Little Blue Marble accepts simultaneous submissions with other venues. If your story, however, is accepted by a different venue, as a courtesy to us please immediately withdraw your submission from Little Blue Marble.

WHAT WE PAY

All payment is in Canadian dollars.

We offer $0.05 a word for original works up to 2000 words. We offer $0.01 a word for reprints.

Payment will be made by Paypal, or alternatively, for Canadians only, via e-mail money transfer.